Accession Number:

ADA190669

Title:

Taxonomy of Learning Skills

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. Feb 1986-Feb 1987

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Questions concerning individual differences in learning ability may be more precisely addressed in light of an agreed-upon taxonomy of learning skills. In this paper we review a variety of attempts to propose learning taxonomies and point out some of their limitations. We then propose a taxonomy consisting of four dimensions learning environment or learning process, resulting knowledge type, domain, and learning style. The first three dimensions specify a learning task, and the fourth is a modifiable learner characteristic. We apply the taxonomy to the analysis of three computerized instructional systems in an attempt to answer the question of what learning skills the systems currently exercise, what skills the systems test, and what other skills might fruitfully be tested. We conclude with a discussion of how the taxonomy might be used to guide research that attempts to validate new aptitude tests against performance in complex learning situations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE