Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10 Benefits of Reviewing

Here are 10 benefits that make reviewing a 'must do' after a learning experience
1. You are more in touch with learners' perspectives
2. You are developing their communication skills
3. You are developing participants' skills (yours and theirs)
4. You are adding value to what is already happening
5. You are making benefits more tangible
6. You are generating evidence for evaluation
7. You become more alert and responsive
8. You help participants clarify and achieve their objectives
9. You make transfer of learning more likely
10. Participants enjoy it
Here are 10 reasons for why we should engage in reviewing
1. Adding value to the experience
2. Getting unstuck
3. Achieving objectives
4. Opening new perspectives
5. Developing observation and awareness
6. Encouraging self-expression
7. Using success
8. Providing support
9. Empowering people
10. Caring about the participants
Here are 10 benefits when engaged in active reviewing processes
1. It is more likely to engage all learning style preferences.
2. It creates better integration between talk and action.
3. It provides more ways to communicate, learn and develop.
4. It produces more dynamic, enriched and focused reviewing.
5. It gives better access to intuitive and tacit knowledge.
6. It pays more attention to the experience of reviewing.
7. It generates more effective learning from experience.
8. It allows more realistic testing of future plans.
9. It increases the range of strategies for effective transfer.
10. Active reviewing is even more enjoyable!
Lean more about reviewing from Dr Roger Greenaway

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kayak Essentials

Kayaking Essentials - Core Fundamentals for Advanced Performance has been produced by Nick Cunliffe and Matt Giblin, both established and seasoned BCU coaches. It was filmed in a variety of locations throughout North Wales

Within the DVD Nick and Matt focus on the core fundamentals of effective paddling – the principles of power transfer, connection, posture and feel that underpin advanced performance

They begin by building solid foundations on flat water before moving towards the application of these fundamental skills on white water, sea and surf thus demonstrating the basis of effective performance

Key skills include:

• Core fundamentals

• Forward paddling technique

• Turning and steering skills

• Balancing and bracing

Kayak Essentials is destined to become a 'must have' resource for coaches as well paddlers of all abilities and will be released in 2010

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Climbing Wall Award Training

Course provider: Mark Tozer

Staff: Rose Powell

Locations: The Beacon Climbing Centre and Plas Power Adventure

Weather: Dry & Dusty :o)

Get in touch should you wish to do your Climbing Wall Award

Further information can be obtained by visiting the Mountain Leader Training UK website

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

UCLAN Staff - Afon Tanat

Access Officer: Dave Proctor, Capel Bethania, Cwm Cownwy, Llanwddyn, SY10 0NJ. 01691 870615

Nearby Rivers: Vyrnwy and Severn

OS Map:125 Bala & Lake Vyrnwy + 126 Shrewsbury


Length: 24 km

Access: off B4391 Bala to Pant road

Notes: no portages

Quality: A beautiful touring river thought to have been of inspiration to Tolkein for his wonderful Lord of the Rings

Afon Tanat (River Tanat) is a river in northern Powys, Wales. Its source is close to the Cyrniau Nod mountain, to the north of Lake Vyrnwy. The river flows in a generally east-south-east direction until it joins the River Vyrnwy near Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. For a short distance prior to its confluence it flows within western Shropshire, England. A number of other rivers act as its tributaries, including Afon Eirth, Afon Rhaeadr, Afon Iwrch and Cynllaith