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ERIC Number: EJ771571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Performance Systems Analysis: Learning by Doing
Knowles, Marc P.; Suh, Sookyung
Performance Improvement, v44 n4 p35-42 Apr 2005
The authors discuss potential shortfalls of assistantships and internships in preparing students for practical career application of professional degrees and describe the benefits to overall development of courses eliciting performance in authentic scenarios. This article explores what is necessary, not only to teach, but also to learn, human performance technology (HPT) skills through Florida State University's Performance Systems Analysis (PSA) course. The class holds strongly to the principles of problem-based learning (PBL), a student-centered learning strategy that uses authentic, ill-structured problems that are relevant to a given subject area. Real-world experience prior to entering the job market is invaluable for aspiring professionals. A course based on the principles of PBL provides an environment in which students can learn by doing. The authors conclude by stating their hope that the Florida State experience will encourage others to conduct additional PBL research and to look for more opportunities to elicit performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida