ERIC Number: ED211116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental System for Research on Dynamic Skills Training. Interim Technical Report, February 1980-September 1981.
Munro, Allen; And Others
A research project was conducted to determine if dynamic skill training differs in important ways from knowledge system instruction. The term dynamic skills was used to mean sets of intellectual processes responsible for selective perceptions in a real time driven content and for the selection and performance of appropriate responses in that context; knowledge systems was used to mean sets of related facts that are commonly taught as a body of coherent subject matter. The research was conducted on a microcomputer-based experimental simulation training system. Experimental subjects were taught to perform a simulation task based on the job of an air intercept controller. The training program permitted controlled differences in instructional treatment for different groups of students in order to explore empirical issues in dynamic skill training. The results of the research show that dynamic skill training differs in important ways from knowledge system instruction; e.g., the demands placed upon students' cognitive processing resources are different in the two types of learning. Ten references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.
Identifiers: Air Traffic Controllers