ERIC Number: ED200778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Transitioning Learning Strategies Research into Practice: Focus on the Role of the Technical Training Instructor as a Learning Strategies Expert.
Dobrovolny, Jacqueline L.
A project examined the role of the technical education instructor in the implementation and long-term utilization of a learning strategies program designed to improve the skills of military technical training students. The study revealed that teacher participation in learning strategies research implementation produced significant benefits, including creation of a more realistic situation between students and instructors, creation of a team-effort attitude, utilization of instructor expertise, and improved student skill maintenance. Instructors may be productive in all phases of the research program, including conceptualization, design, development, formative evaluation, implementation, summative evaluation, and follow-up and transition. When involving instructors in such programs one must decide how critical issues and questions at each phase will be conveyed to the instructor and use effective communication skills. Training is required for instructors to maximize student acquisition of identified skills. Instructors play a number of important roles in the acquisition of student learning strategies and skills. (A related report focusing on the student in technical training is available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). For a related document see CE 028 566.