Accession Number : ADA293412

Title :   Tutoring Transfer of Technical Competence.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May-Nov 93,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Gott, Sherrie P. ; Kane, Ronald S. ; Lesgold, Alan

PDF Url : ADA293412

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : We report partial results of the evaluation of an intelligent tutoring system (Sherlock 2) that fosters the transfer of complex technical skills. The tutor's learning environment is concordant with views from the acquired skill through coached apprenticeship activities. Instructional content consists of authentic problem solving scenarios that situate trainees in realistic contexts where they can practice and hone complex diagnostic skills. Moreover, results show that their acquired expertise is generalizable to a novel equipment system. Similar general a ability was not demonstrated by a matched control group. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *APPRENTICESHIP, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, EDUCATION, SKILLS, JOB TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPARISON, REASONING, PROBLEM SOLVING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, TRAINEES, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, MATCHING, LEARNING, APTITUDE TESTS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE