The theory behind structured lesson plans is comprehensive and well accepted. The use of structured lesson plans underpins the “3 for 1” system in the Graduated Licensing System.
“Under structured lesson planning, what is lost is twenty hours of unstructured driving experience; what is gained is ten hours of structured professional driving tuition specifically targeted, at the appropriate times, at the skills, knowledge and competency of the learner drivers. Further, it is anticipated that the information and skills gained through professional instruction may flow on to driving practice undertaken with the supervising driver who normally accompanies the learner driver through the use of written lesson plans, feedback on driving undertaken, and suggestions for future driving practice*”
After discussions with various state regulators, we thought it would be good for the ADTA to have a series of Structured Lesson Plans and to make them available for members. These can be used as a starting point, allowing you to adapt them to meet the needs to each student.
The ADTA lesson plans have been developed as PDFs with editable fields, meaning they can be completed “on the go” during a driving lesson, using a tablet or iPad, recording the competency of the novice driver, and indicating areas where additional focus may be necessary. Following the lesson, they can be easily emailed to the student.
We hope that this resource will be of value to members and will be something your students will find beneficial. Please click on the links below to download each Lesson Plan. We encourage members to provide us feedback if these lesson plans can be improved, so that we can ensure that they provide maximum utility.