A Study to Evaluate the Syllabus of Training for the Royal Australian Air Force Navigator Course
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This thesis addresses a need for an independent evaluation of the RAAF Navigator Course which was expressed by staff officers in Air Force Office in March 1989. The study first reviewed the literature on education and training with emphasis on learning theory and the design of instructional systems. The Instructional Systems Development ISD process, used by the USAF for the design of training courses, was found to be compatible with RAAF training policy and was therefore selected as a basis for the evaluation. Occupational Analysis data from a 1988 study of the RAAF Navigator Category, and the content and theoretical construct of the syllabus of training for the RAAF Navigator Course were then analysed on the basis of a four-step process based on the ISD model. Overall, the course was found to meet its aim graduates capable of performing the basic duties of a junior commissioned navigator in the RAAF. However, some theoretical shortcomings in the syllabus, and therefore the course, were identified and recommendations based on these findings were proposed.
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- Air Navigation and Guidance