Job Oriented Training 'Lessons Learned'
TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)
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Job Oriented Training JOT is a way of training that supports students to learn from authentic tasks. Theory is not offered beforehand and the learning environment stimulates exploration and practice. JOT has been used for about 2.5 years in different settings within the Royal Netherlands Army and Navy. A good moment to reflect and evaluate what has been achieved and learned during this period. First of all, it can be concluded that JOT has earned its place within the Royal Netherlands Army the feeling is that students learn faster and better with this method. Furthermore three areas of special attention were defined 1 the transition to a new way of training can cause resistance 2 instructors need step back and be less directive, this is difficult 3 the learning environment gamesimulator should provide enough direction and feedback. Recommendation for these areas are 1 the introduction of JOT will preferably start with instructors who are enthusiastic about the method 2 instructors need to be trained in train-the trainer courses 3 for each course, the user requirements of the gamesimulator will have to be defined. The lessons learned described in this report can be used when introducing JOT in new settings.
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