Accession Number : ADA309013

Title :   Common Instructional Interaction Strategies and Their Effects on the Construction of Fragile Knowledge in Flight Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mullas, Michael W.

PDF Url : ADA309013

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : The construction of fragile knowledge hinders the learning process--in some cases it can produce tragic consequences. This study examined the effects of common instructional interaction strategies on fragile knowledge construction in learners during procedural skill acquisition. It also examined whether explicit instruction on executive control strategies can eliminate or minimize fragile knowledge construction. The experimental design was a 4 X 2 factorial pretest, posttest, control group design. The two independent variables were instructional interaction strategies and executive controls. There were four levels of interaction strategies: no instructional interaction (the control group), directive interaction, question-based interaction, and mixed (directive and question-based) interaction. There were two levels of executive controls: no instruction on executive control processes and explicit instruction on executive control processes.

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, CONTROL, STRATEGY, SKILLS, INTERACTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, TEACHING METHODS, INSTRUCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE