Accession Number : ADA204357

Title :   Instructional Processes and Strategies in Team Training.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Dec 86-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA CENTER FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDI

Personal Author(s) : Glickman, Albert S. ; Miller, Douglas L. ; Morgan, Ben B., Jr. ; Guerette, Paula J. ; Salas, Eduardo

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The research reported here represents a detailed analysis of the instructional processes and strategies at the Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) Department, Naval Amphibious School, Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia, as they relate to NGFS team training. This effort was undertaken to examine the instructional processes and strategies that occur, and to determine their relationship to, and impact upon, the success of NGFS teams in training. NGFS instructors were interviewed, in order to uncover the characteristics of teams which impact the instructional approaches used in team training, as well as determining the factors which cause the instructor to change instructional approaches during training. These efforts culminated in a model of instructional processes, with particular emphasis on the differential training decisions and instructional strategies employed by instructors while training teams with different levels of skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The model has proven valuable in describing the team-oriented instructional assessments, decisions, strategies, and feedback mechanisms employed by instructors in a team training setting. Through these process-oriented descriptions, the model has made salient several areas in which team-training interventions are likely to enhance specific instructional processes in operational training systems. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *NAVAL TRAINING, *INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, DECISION MAKING, FEEDBACK, GUNFIRE, INSTRUCTIONS, INSTRUCTORS, MODELS, NAVAL GUNS, NAVY, PROCESSING, SCHOOLS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), SKILLS, STRATEGY, TEACHING METHODS, TRAINING, VIRGINIA.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE