ERIC Number: ED371124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Draft Cognitive Skills Training Program for En-Route Air Traffic Controllers.
Redding, Richard E.
This document begins with a discussion of the cognitive task analysis (CTA) that was commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration to identify the cognitive skills-related training needs of en-route air traffic controllers. Concluding the introductory section are a brief list of recommendations regarding the design of a training program based on the CTA results. The remainder of the document consists of a draft cognitive skills training program that is based on the findings of the CTA. The program consists of eight instructional blocks covering the following skill areas: acquisition and organization of sector information, short- and long-term planning, controller tasks, strategy selection, monitoring and situation awareness, data verification, workload reduction, and critical incident training. Each training block includes a lesson goal, estimate of the time required to complete the block, and lesson plan consisting of a series of objectives. Accompanying the objectives listed in the first five blocks are some or all of the following: conditions/instructional methods and media, note(s) to the instructor, student evaluation standards, and rationale. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Technology, Inc., McLean, VA.