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Type of learning process

Decision-making process to decide the best type of learning for an official.

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Then ...

This is something the person used to be able to do well Provide practise and regular feedback
Only limited learning is required Provide specific direction only on new areas and use coaching to fine-tune skills
Performance is lagging behind learning
  • Conduct a performance needs analysis and take appropriate action

  • Direct individual to the Physical fitness learning area

  • Have a chat with the person and ask the simple question “You know this stuff. Is there any reason why you’re not doing it?”

Considerable learning is required, or if this is a completely new skill or knowledge area Check out these options below
The learning required is essentially information-based so retention of knowledge is critical
  • Show the rules and laws of the game
  • Direct them to the appropriate NSO site for further contacts and information
The learning required is essentially procedural, that is, not about the game itself but the official’s role on and off the court/field
  • Consider on-field/court demo, coaching and feedback
  • Go to Rules and laws of the game
  • Go to Roles of the official
The learning requires practise of a technical skill
  • Identify the specific gap using the skill and knowledge assessment sheet
  • Identify the key learning outcomes from the learning areas where a gap has been identified
  • Choose the resources and plan which is suitable for you to close the gap
The learning requires practise of a behavioural skill
  • Identify the specific gap using the skill and knowledge assessment sheet
  • Identify the key learning outcomes from the learning areas where a gap has been identified
  • Choose the resources and plan which is suitable for you to close the gap
  • Run role plays for common situations which allow you to observe what the official says and how they say it
  • Observe and provide feedback based on the official’s management of the game
The skill requires group reflection or external input Consider workshop or seminar
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