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CFI Workbook

Second Edition.

Master the Fundamentals of Instruction.

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The Fundamentals of Instruction cover key psychology areas that apply to not only aviation, but all levels, and types of education.  Understanding these psychology principles are essential to successfully providing adequate instruction to learners.   

Risk Managment: 


Is the probability and possible severity of an accident or loss from exposure to various hazards including injury to people and loss of resources. Risk managment is a decision making process that an instructor must always be consciously aware of that is designed to identify hazards systematically, and determine the best course of action for the best outcome.

Some key topics with-in Risk Management are as follows:

  1. Risk Management Process

  2. Risk Management Principles

  3. Mitigating Risk

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Human Behavior:

As an instructor, the foundation of successfully being able to begin the teaching process is understanding how people learn, and why people act in the manners that they do. By understanding these basic principles an instructor is then able to being teaching.

By covering topics such as the Human Behavior, Human Needs and Motivation, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Motivation, Human Inhibiting Learning Factors, and Emotional Reactions an instructor can ensure this topic with-in the Fundamentals of Instruction is covered adequately.

Some key topics with-in Human Behavior are as follow:

  1. Human Needs and Motivation

  2. Human Factors that Inhibit Learning

  3. Teaching the Adult Student

Use our FOI Chapter Notes to Cement your understanding of Human Behavior.

Learning process:

The way in such learners acquire skills and knowledge. The framework of the Learning Process is achieved by using one or more of the four fundamental learning Theories. Behaviorism, Cognitive, Information Processing, and Constructivism theory. In re-turn learning is achieved though the six levels of Blooms Taxonomy. When an instructor has successfully demonstrated that they understand the six Learning classification an instructor can test and or develop teaching aids around the six levels to transfer the information to the learner.

Some key topics with-in this chapter of the learning process are as follows:

  1. Learning Theory

  2. Acquiring Knowledge

  3. Laws of Learning

  4. Characteristics of Learning

  5. Acquiring Skill Knowledge

  6. Transfer of Learning.

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Effective communication: 

When an individual conveys an idea(s) and or feelings to another person or group of people communication is taking place. The communication that is taking place however is only as effective as how the idea(s) and or feelings are being received. This skill is essential for an instructor to acquire, without it one is unable to effectively teach a learner.

Some key topics with-in Effective communication are as follow:

  1. Basic Elements of Communication

  2. Barriers to Effective Communication

  3. Developing Communication Skills

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The Teaching Process:

Teaching is having a high level of experience and being able to select meaningful guided content delivered by a lesson in which the learner(s) are curious, encoded with good knowledge, and then assessed for appropriate level(s) of knowledge and understanding.

Some key topics with-in The Teaching Process are as follows:

  1. Essential Teaching Skills

  2. Organization of Material

  3. Preparation of a lesson

  4. Presentation of a lesson  

  5. Training Delivery Methods

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It is essential that a flight instructor is able to adequately assess the learner(s) comprehension of the information that was provided. It is the instructors responsibility to evaluate the performance of the learner(s) progression in order to give guidance, improvement strategies, and positive feedback. By using different styles of assessments such as the Traditional and Authentic assessments, an instructor can best tailor the learning objective and critique the learner(s) for a positive outcome.

Some key topics with-in The Teaching Process are as follows:

  1. Assessment Terminology

  2. Purpose of Assessments

  3. Assessment Types

  4. Critiquing the Learner(s)

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Planning Instructional Activities: 

After an instructor has demonstrated he or she has satisfied the understanding of Human Behavior, the Learning Processes, Effective Communication, and Assessments, a well planned and organized outline of what will be taught in a single instructional period is then essential for a constructive academic or ground lesson outcome.

Some key topics with-in Planning Instructional Activities are as follows:

  1. Characteristics of a well planned lesson

  2. How to use a lesson plan properly

  3. Lesson plan formats

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Instructor Responsibilities and Professionalism: 

The main role of a flight instructor is to teach. Instructors help provide crucial feedback to ensure the learner(s) meet and exceed pre-determined standards. An instructor should always be helping the learner(s), be providing adequate instruction, setting the correct expectations, emphasizing the positives, and minimizing frustration.

Some key topics with-in Instructor Responsibilities and professionalism are as follow:

  1. Aviation Instructors Responsibilities

  2. Pilot Resource Management

  3. Aviator's Code of Conduct

  4. Professionalism - Do's and Do nots

  5. Evaluation of Students Ability

Flight Instructor Techniques:


An instructor must recognize that students learn from observing others. A flight instructor must act as a mentor and model safe and professional behavior inside and outside the aircraft at all times. They must be thoroughly familiar with the functions, characteristics, proper use of the flight instruments, avionics, and other aircraft systems used for training.


Some key topics with-in Flight Instructor Techniques are as follows:


  1. Demonstrating Performance Training Delivery Methods

  2. Positive exchange of controls

  3. Sterile cockpit rule

  4. Integrated Flight Instruction

  5. Aeronautical DecisionMaking

  6. Workload managment

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