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Certified Instructor - CTT+

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Correlli, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Here's a bit of info about becoming a certified instructor/trainer. CTT+ (certified technical trainer) is a cross-industry standard, which has already been adopted by the software industry. I'm thinking about doing it myself.

    I'm wondering if the music industry needs to adopt something like this?

    Not sure how it would work though. but I do think that there needs to be a standard to which trainers work to. Plus, it gives the student reassurance knowing that the instructor is working to a standard.



    http://www.comptia.org/certification/ctt/default.aspx
     
  2. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Got a bit more info about what's involved in obtaining CTT+ qualification.

    • How to analyze course materials and learner information
    • How to prepare an instructional site
    • How to establish and maintain instructor credibility
    • How to manage the learning environment
    • How to communicate effectively
    • How to present effectively
    • Proper questioning techniques
    • How to respond to your learners’ needs for feedback
    • How to provide motivation and positive reinforcement
    • Which instructional methods to use
    • How to use media effectively in your delivery
    • How to measure learner performance
    • How to measure the quality of your own instruction
    • How to report evaluation information
     
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Absolutely not.
     
  4. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    why?
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Music is an art form. There are as many ways to learn it as there are people to teach it. And while there are many ways that make things easier, there are no "one size fits all" methods to teach it.

    Bottom line is, if there are talented folks out there, there will always be someone to want to learn from them.
     
  6. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Yeah, I doubt that it could on. Music as an art has been around for a long time, where as software is highly standardized and driven aggressively by business.

    thanks for your comments.
     
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Not that I don't think there are many teachers out there who should NOT be teaching. I understand what you were thinking of, and I don't disagree with your intent.