TRAINING DECISION-INTENSIVE TASKS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28987
Amount: $92,526.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Maxima Corp
147 E. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32789
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James E. Driskell
 (407) 647-8021
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High technoloogy systems such as the airplane cockpit, the shipboard Combat Information Center (CIC), as well as nuclear power and other complex systems deamnd critical and effective decision making. This task environment is compex and ambiguous, decision makers must make sense of incompelte and often conflicting information, and the decision mker must respond to changing and often novel siturational demands and requirements. Yet, training often takes place in a very simplified classroom setting, decision makers must passibley learn principles and strategies that are applied to well-defined preoblems, in an environment that is quite different formt hte real-world setting in which this knowledge will have to be applied. The threat is that this training may reult in inert knowledge, information that the trainee has in memory, but does nto know how to use effectively in thre real-world setting. Constructivist learning theories present one approach to reduce the gap between knowing information and knowing how to use information in complex task environments. The goal of the research described in this proposal is to evaluate the applicability of constuctivist approaches to training decision-intensive tasks, and to conduct empirical research to test training principles and pplications derived from this perspective.

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