Edip. Explain. Demonstrate. Imitate. Practice.

An interesting word edip but when you realise its power it becomes even more interesting.

As an acronym its used by the British military to teach. It covers the four components to the learning process.

Explain. Discuss the subject and break it down. Understand the plan. Understand the expected outcome. This is the "what".

Demonstrate. The student is shown a good example. If it's a physical demonstration then it can be useful to have a third person assist with the physical part. The teacher is not preoccupied and can then focus on relevant areas to highlight.

Imitate. Allow the student learning the new skill to have a go under the teacher's watchful eye. The teacher shouldn't step in with constant advice. Small mistakes, stumbles and the intuitive learning that takes place with trial and error allows the learning neurons to fire causing better quality learning than simply being told what to do.

Practice. The student repeats the process many times, acquiring the skill and consolidating the knowledge and the learning experience.

So why is this relevant to this website?

Because FADQ is all about the P. Helping you with the practice. We can't offer practical training online but we sure can help keep your First Aid neurons firing and keep those memory connections alive.

Just 15 seconds a day is all you need to stay current. To retain your knowledge. To improve your confidence.