In my last article I wrote about the GROW model as a self-evaluation technique. This next article is about using a SWOT analysis.SWOT (analysis or matrix) is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and is a structured method that evaluates those four elements of a project - like learning to drive. It is also useful to help you plan your own business and, if you're involved in training ADIs, you may want to introduce this evaluation tool to them.
A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a company, product, place, industry, or person. It involves specifying the objectives and identifying all the elements that could affect the end goal - both external factors that you have no control over, and personal factors that you can control - which are favourable and unfavourable so that the end goal becomes a reality.
You could use SWOT to help someone to drive at the outset of their training and the learner (or trainee driving instructor) could take it home with them for you to discuss next lesson.
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