Instructional Strategies for Training Men of High and Low Aptitude.
Final technical rept. 1969-1972,
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The report deals with research conducted to provide information that can be used to improve training of men of widely differing aptitudes, especially for the Armys high-density combat support Military Occupational Specialties MOSs. The research involved a a series of laboratory studies, using systematic manipulation of learning variables, and b a strategy of optimization applied in an operational setting, testing out promising guidelines. As in previous studies, major differences were observed in the performance of high and low aptitude groups, with the greatest differences in tasks making more cognitive demands and the least in tasks using manipulative motor skills. For low aptitude men, arrangements that maximize personal interaction during instruction were generally best. High aptitude men can learn many tasks themselves, given the minimum information, directions, and standards. Author
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