Claire’s 1st driving lesson – 1 Getting moving

This driving lesson video ( from LDC – Learner Driving Centre shows the first practical driving lesson of Claire.

Claire has two sisters who found learning to drive a nightmare with other driving schools. Emma, Claire’s twin sister, particularly had a bad experience and after buying many driving lessons from another driving school she was told that she needed to learn in an automatic because she had no co-ordination. This of cause was nonsense and after contacting LDC we helped her to pass the test in a manual car despite the damage that had been done to her self confidence. This is why we were so interested in training Claire, her twin, to show it need not be so difficult. Because of this Bob realises Claire may believe it is going to be really difficult for her to learn to drive because of what happened to her twin sister Emma.

The provisional plan for today’s lesson was to cover the Getting Moving lesson from the LDC driving skills programme. Before this lesson Claire decides to do some preparation for the lesson using the LDC driving skills Workbook but not the DVD as she has no PC/DVD player at home. Bob gave her the link to the videos on YouTube so she could watch them before the next lesson on her phone! Claire has also started to do her Theory Test preparation using a non-LDC phone App. Claire didn’t realise LDC do Theory Test software (i.e. Apps) for phones as well as for PCs. Indeed LDC is the only software product where you can pass results between the PC and a mobile device.

Too many driving instructors focus too much attention on telling their pupils what to do, what to think and criticizing ever little fault they make! This approach only fosters dependency, doubt and blind obedience, such that once the test is passed they do all the things they were told not to do. The LDC approach is designed to foster self-reliance, confidence and responsibility resulting in safer drivers who learn to drive far more quickly.

Unlike traditional instruction LDC heavily promotes student centred learning rather than the instructor centred fault orientated learning approach offered by most other driving schools. This involves the student being encouraged to take more responsibility for their own development by using the LD System materials before and after each lesson and by using discovery learning with self determination and reflection; rather than being continually criticized and told what to do by the instructor. In particular talk through instruction, prompted practice and long winded explanations are avoided, if at all possible – instead encouraging the student to work it out for themselves. If you want to see this approach in practice view Bobby-Jo’s, Claire’s or Nikki’s lessons with Bob.

This series of videos shows Bob using the new features which will be incorporated into LDCs new workbook for 2014 as he helps Nikki and Claire learn to drive. These new features are contained in the A4 ring bound reflective lesson diary which Nikki and Claire are completing between lessons. The idea behind the LD System is that you watch the video, do a quiz in the workbook and then put the lesson into practice. The workbook also contains a set of activities and targets for each practical lesson along with a reflective diary to help you consolidate your learning, explore your progress and plan what you want to do next.

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