Teaching Swimming and Water Safety the Australian Way

2nd Edition

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    Table of Contents

    Foreword ix

    Acknowledgments xi

    Chapter 1 Overview of AUSTSWIM and
    the aquatic industry


    The history of AUSTSWIM

    The structure of AUSTSWIM

    Relationship with member organisations

    AUSTSWIM’s training program

    Review questions

    Chapter 2 Legal responsibilities for the
    AUSTSWIM teacher


    Legal liability

    Negligence

    Contract law

    Criminal law

    Harassment/discrimination

    What is harassment?

    Discrimination

    Privacy

    Risk management and improving practice

    Which risks need to be managed?

    Elements of a risk management program

    Communication

    Consent forms

    Supervision

    Action after an incident

    Insurance

    AUSTSWIM insurance cover

    Working with children legislation

    Natural justice

    AUSTSWIM Teacher Code of Behaviour

    Legal liability — a final word

    Review questions

    Chapter 3 How people learn

    The learning of skills

    Learning and performance

    Factors affecting skill performance

    Environmental factors

    Individual factors

    Cultural background

    Peer group

    The learning process

    The learning loop

    The stages of learning

    The memory system

    Effective communication

    Review questions

    Chapter 4 Being an effective teacher

    Qualities of a good teacher of swimming
    and water safety

    Promoting swimming and water safety

    Professional presentation

    Fostering positive student relationships

    Competent organisational skills

    Ability to inspire confidence

    Maintaining class control

    Discipline

    A sense of humour

    Enthusiasm

    Ability to demonstrate

    Thorough knowledge of subject

    Supervision and observation at all times

    Details

    No. of pages:
    236
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby Australia
    Print ISBN:
    9781875897872