Sunday, March 30, 2008

A coach's dilemma

Coaches taking a 1 Star course face a few problems, one of the most frustrating is deciding whether to fail or pass a student.
If we were to fail the student, there is no way they can rent a kayak to practice their skills, but on the other hand, passing them might not be an option. Especially for those in ODAC or other outdoor society where the chances of them going for more advanced kayaking is higher.
So we end up defering those that may pass if given another chance. Yet getting them to come down for one session and trying to assess them will be unfair to the student because there is no chance for them to practice.
The best option for them is to come down for another 2 sessions. Practice and revision on the first session and assessment on the next session.

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