ERIC Number: ED044584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Evaluation of an Improved Radio Operator Course (MOS 05B20).
Goffard, S. James; And Others
The report describes the development and evaluation of an improved radio operator course approved for use by the United States Army. Existing training was reorganized according to the principle of functional context, a method of sequencing training content so that students learn the intended use of new instructional material before being introduced to the material itself. The duties of a radio operator were examined to see how they could be arranged into specific tasks to be taught in progressive sequence. Since each successive task is embedded in a context of tasks which trainees have already learned to perform, they learn to perform all the tasks with relative ease. The effectiveness of the revised course was determined by comparing 10 standard and 20 revised classes in 1967-68. (Seven tables and 38 references are included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Bibliographies, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational Background, Enlisted Personnel, Job Analysis, Military Training, Performance, Programed Instruction, Radio, Training Methods, Units of Study
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-710-865, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Army; Functional Context