When a coach finds that the learner is not able to develop their control of whatever it is they are learning they need to do one of three things:
- Consult with and/or observe how more experienced people are able to produce better results than the learner and then enter into a conversation with them about, which, what and when, they are using to do this. Very often this challenges the expert; they are often not really very sure which senses they are using and exactly what cue’s are enabling them to control their activity. So the Coach then develops a three-way conversation between the Learner, the Expert and the Coach themselves. They do this either by exploring with the expert which other senses they have used and by getting them to concentrate on and describe how they use the senses they are using.
- The Coach then develops a learning conversation at the learning-to-learn level to work with the learners. They start by concentrating on exactly what sensory information they are receiving and the nature of the controls which this enables them to develop into increasingly better output. Then to Observe and Discuss with the learner and so identify just what sensory information they are actually using to control whatever it is they are learning.
- The coach then works with the learner at the Learning Conversation level. Firstly to get them to recognise the nature of the senses they might be using in various other more successful endeavours; Sight, Hearing, Tactile, Taste, Smell, Internal Muscle Sense. The coach then discusses each one of the senses in detail firstly to see wherever the learner recognises these in themselves and their activities, they then develop a discussion about how the results of the actions the learner is taking might be yielding information of which the learner has not been aware. To encourage them to go through these senses to see whether any of them are capable of providing better feedback than the learner is currently receiving.