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  1. “Running Commentary” Instruction “A Better Way to Learn”

  2. Introduction • Provide a clear understanding of “running commentary” and how it is used to instruct BTW • Instructors:

  3. Topics of Discussion • What is “running commentary? • How to teach an instructor “running commentary”. • The objectives of “running commentary”. • Using “running commentary” in the curriculum. • What “running commentary” should sound like.

  4. What is “Running Commentary”? • “RC” is a reading of the traffic picture aloud. • Speak out: observations, interpretations, evaluations, and intentions. • “RC” must take place before the fact.

  5. How to Teach an Instructor “Running Commentary” • Trainee describes everything pertinent ahead, to both sides, to the rear. • Describe possible actions/why. • “RC” should be specific not vague. • Include signs, signals, hazards.

  6. Objectives of “Running Commentary” • Creates awareness of problems. • Allows for practice of decision making. • Dramatically emphasizes number of factors to be considered. • Reviews and reinforces prior learning. • Instructor knows what student sees and is thinking.

  7. Objectives of “Running Commentary” (Continued) • Develops student’s ability to establish sight distance. • When to start taking action. • Establishes good search habits. • Helps evaluate student progress/effectiveness of the instruction.

  8. “Running Commentary” in the Curriculum • First lesson: Instructor uses “RC”. • Illustrates eye movements/makes student aware of the traffic scene. • Second lesson: Student uses “RC”. • Sounds out different traffic scenes. • Future lessons: Instructor uses “RC” first time in new environment. • Use “RC” after mastery of basic car control.

  9. What “Running Commentary” Should Sound Like • Not technical terminology. • Use one word or short “key” phrases. • Should include all factors that influence the driver.