RDPR 295

Teaching Techniques for Student Teachers

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the safety issues, horse selection requirements, lesson planning skills, and riding theory necessary to become a successful teacher of riding. Topics include: assessing the riding environment, goal setting, active listening, effective communication, and developing observation skills. Students will work with a supervising instructor to gain practical teaching experience in addition to the lecture/discussion portion of the course.