Accession Number : ADA303694

Title :   Training Decision-Intensive Tasks: A Constructivist Approach.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA MAXIMA CORP WINTER PARK

Personal Author(s) : Driskell, James E. ; Olsen, David W. ; Hays, Robert T. ; Mullen, Brian

PDF Url : ADA303694

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Constructivist learning theories represent a new approach to instructional design, and at face value, the constructivist perspective appears to offer an innovative and potentially valuable approach to enhance the effectiveness of Naval training. This report describes the results of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I study to examine the applicability of constructivist approaches to Naval training. In this report, research is reviewed to identify key concepts that are central to the constructivist approach, examine the application of constructivist approaches to Naval training requirements, and identify high priority research topics and opportunities implied by the constructivist approach. The primary obstacle to realiiiing the potential value of constructivist applications to Naval training is the fact that very little empirical research has been conducted in a training environment. Research recommendations arc made to test the effectiveness of constructivist approaches in a military training setting.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *THEORY, *LEARNING, *NAVAL TRAINING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, EDUCATION, SKILLS, COCKPITS, COGNITION, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, PROBLEM SOLVING, LIMITATIONS, FEEDBACK, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, WAR GAMES, BEHAVIOR, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), AMBIGUITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), IMMERSION, VIRTUAL REALITY, INFORMATION PROCESSING, FACTOR ANALYSIS, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, APPRENTICESHIP, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE