A Novel Approach in Facilitating Aviation Emergency Procedure Learning and Recall through an Intuitive Pictorial System
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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Research has demonstrated that providing students with memorization techniques improved their ability to recall information. This study employed a pretest-posttest, control group design to test the effectiveness of a novel mnemonic strategy the Intuitive Pictorial System IPS. Descriptive and inferential statistics, along with correlation, were used to assess the study data, which determined statistically significant differences between the IPS and traditional training methods. Although the studys findings did not show the IPS as producing performance gains superior to that of the traditional method, user assessments and symbol recognition performance demonstrated the utility and merit of the system as an augmentation. The manner in which the symbols were able to facilitate the recall of uncommon, unfamiliar terms and phrases in a naive population to a level comparable to that of highly-experienced pilots in just one week highlighted the IPSs capacity to aid in the encoding of information into long-term memory. This information could lead to important innovations to current U.S. Army teaching methods and aviation safety.
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