Unlike traditional driving instruction LDC driving school instructors heavily utilise student-centred learning methods. The student is encouraged to take more responsibility for their own development by using the LD System materials (before and after each lesson). In the lesson the main learning method employed is discovery learning with self-determination and reflection as opposed to being continually criticised and told what to do by the instructor. The primary teaching methodology is coaching.
The LDC ‘student-centred’ approach inspires the student to set challengers and achieve goals filling them with anticipation and excitement. This is why learning to drive with an LDC driving school instructor utilising the LD System effectively is likely to result in you purchasing far fewer hours of tuition than would be the norm to pass the driving test. You could potentially save up to 22 hours or more (i.e. £600 plus)!!
Modern LDC Method
The LDC ‘student-centred’ approach actively encourages self-reliance, confidence and responsibility. The result is students who learn more quickly and drivers who are more likely to be safe.
Too many driving instructors focus too much attention on telling their students what to do, what to think and criticising every little fault they make! It is ‘instructor-centred’ and led. This approach only fosters dependency, doubt and blind obedience as the student passively waits for instructions to follow and the inevitable list of faults to correct. Every lesson is focussed on what is wrong with the students performance filling them with apprehension and in extreme cases dread.
The traditional method of instruction is not only potentially more expensive it may partly explain why so many young people end up having a serious motoring incident within the first year of driving. Under sufferance learners do as they are told to pass the driving test but then quickly forget what they memorised or were commanded to do. Student-centred learning, on the other hand, is all about encouraging them to be self-reliant, make decisions for themselves, to evaluate what they think is important/safe – to develop safe driving beliefs and attitudes for life.
No wonder people learning to drive in the UK take on average 14 months to pass the driving test and purchase on average a total of 52 hours of tuition at a cost of around £1,300. Learning passively by rote in this way does work but it is painfully slow, often disheartening and doesn't truly equip them for a lifetime of safe driving.
So if you are serious about wanting to pass first time, quickly and for the least amount of money then take ownership of the process with LDC’s unique student-centred learning approach, resources and expert coaches. Put yourself in the driving seat in more ways than one. Take control of your own learning and ensure success happens by design and not luck. But most importantly of all give yourself the best possible chance of being equipped for a lifetime of safe driving.