WRITE TITLE AND LESSON NO.
LIST LEARNING OBJECTIVES; (List the learning objectives the instructor
desires to meet with the lesson. Make objectives realistic.)
1. TRAINING AIDS: (List training aids needed to teach this lesson.)
2. REFERENCES: (List the sources from which this material was obtained.)
lesson by possibly relating a short story to catch the trainees interest. (Related
story should key up the importance of knowing lesson.)
The vital information to be taught should be placed in this portion of the lesson
plan in outline form. It should be outlined in such a manner as to provide the
instructor with a coordinated flow of information.
A list of questions should be prepared in advance to see if the trainees have
absorbed the presented material (Answers to the questions should be included
for the instructor to refer to.)
The instructor should then review the vital elements of the presentation.
A small quiz maybe administered though not required.
An assignment maybe given to reinforce the lesson. Not mandatory.
The instructor should introduce the lesson at this point and create interest in the
Figure 3-1.A lesson plan outline.
for your needs, prepare new ones. Figure 3-1 shows an
of days. Trying to cover too much material in one day
example of a lesson plan format. -
Whenever you start to prepare a lesson plan or IG,
you should remember one important point: Instructors
are the experts; they should be fully knowledgeable in
the subject area. If you are hazy on some areas, get out
the books and refresh your memory. Instructors who
have not adequately prepared themselves lose their
credibility when they falter and hesitate while covering
2. Class scheduling. Schedule formal class
presentations as early in the day as possible. (Shortly
after morning quarters is an ideal time.) At this time,
people are rested, ready to start the day, and in a more
receptive mood than if they had already worked a full
day and were waiting for liberty call. There are always
interruptions to class schedules. By planning well
enough in advance and ensuring that all persons
attending the formal class are aware of the schedule, you
can minimize the effects of outside events. Keep your
training sessions short and schedule them over a number
may produce poor results due to
interruptions because of ship evolutions,
loss of interest because of the length of the class,
the technical nature of material covered.
3. Class location. Find a suitable location to hold
the training session. This is often a problem on small
ships since spaces are cramped and room is at a
premium. At a shore station, training rooms are usually
available. An adequate space for a classroom should be
as comfortable as possible,
arranged so the entire class can see the instructor
and vice versa,
free from outside noise,