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APPLICATION OF AN EXPERTISE-CENTERED TAXONOMY TO TRAINING DECISIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15883
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15883
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: APPLICATION OF AN EXPERTISE-CENTERED TAXONOMY TO TRAINING DECISIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,999.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN ARMY TRAINEES REACH THEIR UNITS THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN MUCH OF THE MATERIALS PRESENTED AT THEIR SCHOOLS. THE NEED IS TO IDENTIFY THE TYPES OF SKILLS AND METHODS THAT ARE MOST LIKELY TO RESULT IN ROBUST INSTRUCTION, TO PROVIDE A FIRM BASIS FOR ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING (OJT) AT THE UNIT LEVEL. THE APPROACH IS TO USE AN EXPERTISE-CENTERED SKILL TAXONOMY TO DISTINGUISH PROCEDURAL FROM TACIT KNOWLEDGE, AND TO LINK THIS TAXONOMY TO TRAINING METHODS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE FOR DIFFERENT SKILL CATEGORIES. A CRITICAL DECISION METHOD WILL BE USED TO ELICIT SUBTLE ASPECTS OF EXPERTISE OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY CONVENTIONAL TASK ANALYSES. THE OUTPUT WILL BE A SKILL TAXONOMY DIRECTLY TIED TO ARMY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND A SET OF GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING TAXONOMY ELEMENTS. PHASE II WILL VALIDATE THE TAXONOMY AND GUIDELINES USING A LIMITED DEMONSTRATION WITH SELECTED ARMY TASKS.

Principal Investigator:

Caroline E Zsambok
Principal Investigator
5137672691

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Associates Inc.
Po Box 264 Yellow Springs, OH 45387

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No