Accession Number : ADP001378

Title :   A Rationale for Designing and Managing Technical Training Programs,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION MINNEAPOLIS

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Brandon B.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The effective design and management of technical training program is in a function of four factors; the learner, the type and form of the stimulus content, the type of behaviors to be developed and the instructional variables to be controlled in presenting the stimulus content to learners. The model discusses these four variables as major factors for designing and managing and technical training program regardless of the form or mode of the instructional delivery. Implications of the model suggests that content must be 'chunked' and that the structure of content can effectively be taught from whole to part rather than from part to whole as is currently practiced in most education and training programs. This does not negate the importance of the task analysis, but rather places the tasks within a larger, more functionally relevant context, to facilitate initial learning, retention and transfer of skills and knowledge. The current instructional practices will be discussed and compared to the proposed model together with a general discussion of the variables affecting the learning environment.

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Vocational guidance, *Education, Models, Teaching methods, Instructions, Students, Operational effectiveness, Job analysis, Motivation, Stimuli, Performance(Human), Attitudes(Psychology), Behavior, Feedback, Cognition, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE