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ERIC Number: ED051625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 13
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The APSTRAT Instructional Model.
Weingarten, Kenneth; And Others
Lecturing is a poor method of giving instruction for Army tasks, since it is suitable for only a small segment of learners and a small number of tasks. The APSTRAT (derived from "aptitude" and "strategies") model is designed to train men at many levels of aptitude and with wide differences in educational backgrounds for a variety of tasks. The model, which is now undergoing tests, simulates on-the-job training. The central feature of the model is its use of peer instruction, which has been found to be both practical and efficient. For each task, the trainee passes through this cycle: observation of the task being performed, learning the task, job-performance (in which the trainee is observed by a new trainee), and teaching (in which the trainee instructs another). The trainee passes through this cycle until he has learned each task thoroughly, as judged by observation and testing administered by the instructor. A prototype of this model has proved successful in preliminary tests, but it is not yet established whether it is generally suitable for the wide variety of application for which it is intended. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.