Accession Number : AD0760408

Title :   Instructional Strategies for Training Men of High and Low Aptitude.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1969-1972,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Bialek,Hilton M. ; Taylor,John E. ; Hauke,Robert N.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The report deals with research conducted to provide information that can be used to improve training of men of widely differing aptitudes, especially for the Army's high-density combat support Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). The research involved (a) a series of laboratory studies, using systematic manipulation of learning variables, and (b) a strategy of optimization applied in an operational setting, testing out promising guidelines. As in previous studies, major differences were observed in the performance of high and low aptitude groups, with the greatest differences in tasks making more cognitive demands and the least in tasks using manipulative motor skills. For low aptitude men, arrangements that maximize personal interaction during instruction were generally best. High aptitude men can learn many tasks themselves, given the minimum information, directions, and standards. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, *ARMY TRAINING), APTITUDE TESTS, JOB ANALYSIS, LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE