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Identifying, Preparing and Evaluating Army Instructors

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2012,30 Apr 2013

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ICF International Fairfax United States

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The Army Learning Model ALM calls for a re-examination of instructor selection and training. Because the ALM is learner-centric, it specifies that instructors must now become facilitators in a more distributed classroom role. As facilitators, they must acquire skills at tailoring instruction to learners personal characteristics and at employing technology-enabled learning tools. Although the ALM outlines the end-state of the re-examination of instructors, it does not directly address the processes by which the Army is to attain the end-state. This report addresses the need to better explicate the processes by which the Army can select, train, and assess instructors in support of the ALM. General instructor selection, preparation, and assessment processes are addressed. From this, an operational definition of an effective Army instructor is derived, as are the KSAOs for instructors. A framework for the Armys utilization of the KSAOs in instructor selection, preparation, and assessment is provided.

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