Accession Number : ADA309565

Title :   An Application of the High Transfer Training Methodology With Soft Skills Tasks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Arthur J., III

PDF Url : ADA309565

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 258

Abstract : The High Transfer Training (HITT) methodology is an extension of the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) that seeks to produce training programs that directly promote transfer of learning. The HITT method adds steps to SAT that identify and codify similarities and differences among objects and then clusters them according to the common skills and knowledge required by the student to operate upon these objects. The HITT procedure thereby aids the training developer in producing generic learning objectives defined at an optimum level of specificity for transfer. The effect of the course developed based on the HITT method exceeded the trainer's expectations. This development effort was, however, highly equipment specific, making the application of HITT suspect to being constrained to hard skills applications only. This report describes the application results of HITT to the training of soft skills tasks at the Ordnance Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course. The results show that the HITT methodology can be used in all training development efforts. In fact, the HITT methodology is perhaps best suited to training developments in the soft skills area where proficiency with generalizable skills and knowledge are crucial to successful job performance.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARMY TRAINING, *TRANSFER OF TRAINING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SKILLS, JOB TRAINING, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), TEACHING METHODS, PROBLEM SOLVING, CAREERS, SYSTEMS APPROACH, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, COURSES(EDUCATION), MOTIVATION, INSTRUCTIONS, INVENTORY CONTROL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, PROFICIENCY, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), TACTICAL WARFARE, JOB ANALYSIS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, CONDITIONING(LEARNING).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE