Accession Number : AD0711057

Title :   ADAPTING TRAINING METHODS TO TRAINEE APTITUDES,

Corporate Author : RICHARDSON BELLOWS HENRY AND CO INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Edgerton,Harold A.

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The hypothesis that trainees with different aptitudes learn better and faster by different methods was put to the test in an experiment conducted in the AN-P Course, Naval Air Technical Training Center, NAS Jacksonville. For the experiment, the one hundred and sixty-nine trainee entering the school in the first two weeks of July 1957 were taught as completely as possible by the rote memory method. The one hundred and fifty-eight trainees entering in the second two weeks of July were taught by the theory or why method, using reasoning or explanation as an approach to the course materials. The purpose of the experiment was to find out if further analysis of the aptitude tests routinely given before the course might reveal different patterns of aptitudes for success in relation to the two different teaching methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, EFFICIENCY), (*PERSONNEL, TRAINING), (*TRAINING, APTITUDE TESTS), LEARNING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NAVAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE