Here’s a perfect example of the difference between a scenario based (SBT) approach to training and the old maneuvers based approach. The post below is from my 4th or 5th lesson during my helicopter training back in 2008. We spent a whopping 1.2 hours doing laps around the pattern trying to perfect maneuvers.
In our current SBT syllabus, lessons four and five are spent in the airport environment. In addition to pattern work, we also introduce incursion avoidance (quickstops), air taxi, light signals, low rpm recovery, and go around procedures. All that additional material is covered while still working on the basic maneuvers I spent 1.2 hours on back then.