Accession Number : ADA321061

Title :   Missie- en taakanalyse: methoden in het kader van opleidingsontwikkeling. (Mission and Task Analysis Methods with Respect to Instructional Development).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Rooij, C. J. van ; Berlo, M. P. van

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Report Date : 02 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : A major problem in instructional development is the lack of a valid, unambiguous, and sufficiently specific description of the tasks for which instruction is intended. In this report methods are described which provide such a description. The concepts that have been used to develop these methods are derived from the psychological research literature and from ideas adopted from system theory. The methods comprise a method of mission analysis and a method of task analysis that are applied successively. On the basis of mission analysis the behaviour of the system within which the tasks are executed is described. This behaviour is analysed and described in terms of behaviour elements that are called 'missions'. The result is a structured set of mission descriptions that is called the mission repertoire. On the basis of the mission repertoire, the behaviour of the functionaries that belong to the system is analysed and described by means of a method of task analysis. The result is a behavioral description in terms of (relations between) tasks: the task repertoire. In turn, the task repertoire constitutes the starting point for subsequent steps that are distinguished within the analysis phase of instructional development, viz. target group and training analysis. Ultimately, these steps result in a specification of the learning objectives that are to be achieved by the to-be-developed instruction. Although the methods that are described have been developed within the domain of mobile weapon systems, the principles employed are also considered to be applicable within other domains; be they military or non-military.

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRAINING, NETHERLANDS, MISSION PROFILES, SPECIFICATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, THEORY, TARGETS, MOBILE, MISSIONS, TRANSLATIONS, BEHAVIOR, INSTRUCTIONS, PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING, DUTCH LANGUAGE, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE