--- In scouter_t@y..., eackerm@e... wrote:
> After doing the course I would like to share the following:
> We ran all of the video with everyone at the same time (as
> suggested in the syllabus).
Thanks (and to all the other of you who replied to my question, on
I had thought of showing the video to a common session, but missed
this recommendation to do so in the syllabus. I must have glazed
over. Could you point the slow of wit (me :-) to a page number?
I did lay out all 5 sessions side by side and compare the text on the
first couple of sessions. It is remarkably similar. For example, I
can't find differences in the first session despite the printing
taking different lengths. I think they stuck a space in which forced
a new page :-). Of course, the slides are somewhat different. I can
imagine showing the video to all, then breaking up into "buzz groups"
for presentation & discussion.
All in all, I can't really understand why they changed to this format
from the old format. Not that the old course couldn't have been
improved, it just seems very natural to me to lay out the common
program (particularly rules of the road) to everybody, then split for
position specific stuff. Maybe it will be clear after we give it a
couple of times.
Overall, my impression on reading it several times, is that is does
not go into as much depth. For example, youth protection. I had a
reply offline that said they were going to show the introduction to
youth proection video from the old course which sounded like a good
idea to me, but certainly outside of the new syllabus. I understand
that the "old" course had less depth than it's predecessor too
(sadly, before my time). Of course, there is much less time
available, so something had to be sacrificed.
Finally, in light of the "is RT required" thread, I still say they
should require attendance at one RT to get a trained strip. It would
give them a better sense of the resources available and actually doing
the program. Yes, I'm serious :-)
"I used to be a Fox ...."
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