Training programs for developing high-performance skills are often based on assumptions that may be appropriate for simple skills but fail badly when extended to more complex tasks. All of these fallacies have some truth but when applied inappropriately or taken to extremes, they often produce inefficient (and even damaging) training results.
Common Educational Fallacies
These are all "attractive mistakes," intuitively compelling (but wrong)!
Repetitive practice is only valuable in the "struggle zone!"
Complex skills must be "deconstructed" and practiced separately!
Flying is wonderfully enjoyable, but practicing can be frustrating and demotivating!
FIrst get "all the darts on the dart board" then move them toward the bullseye!
First impressions of learners encountering unfamiliar complex tasks are very misleading!
Lots of people can "talk a good game," but doing it is entirely different!
About the teacher
David St. George (Lifetime Member)
David is SAFE's Executive Director and a current charter jet captain. He is a 13X Master Flight Instructor and has been a DPE for over 25 years.