Accession Number : ADA304932

Title :   Practical Thinking: Review of Cognitive Instruction Programs for Battle Command.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 94-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Fallesen, Jon J. ; Pounds, Julia ; Breeskin, Sophie ; Saxon, Terrill

PDF Url : ADA304932

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : ARI developed a program of instruction on thinking reasoning and decision making at the request of the Training and Doctrine Command and the Command and General Staff School. Approaches to cognitive instruction are reviewed in the report. The findings support the adoption of a cognitive skills approach, but the benefits of the previous programs have not always been well established. The 15 programs that were reviewed identify various cognitive and metacognitive skills, attitudes, heuristics and tools that were applicable to a curriculum for Practical Thinking. None of the previous programs were developed for application to specific job domains, and only two included adults in the targeted training audience. The review shows that previous programs have not been applied to specific career or job tracks, including Army leadership positions.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *LEADERSHIP, *INSTRUCTIONS, *BATTLES, SKILLS, COGNITION, CAREERS, HEURISTIC METHODS, ADULTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE