SELF-PACING A GROSS MOTOR SKILLS COURSE: CRAWLER TRACTOR OPERATOR, MOS 62E20
As part of the Army's emphasis on performance-oriented instruction in Army Training Centers, a study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using self-paced instruction in a gross motor skills course. The Crawler Tractor Operator Course, MOS 62E20, a seven-week heavy equipment course conducted at the U.S. Army Training Center, Engineer, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was selected for the study, which involved approximately 300 trainees in Mental Categories I through IV. Findings indicate that in the self-pacing system, training managers can (a) train on additional pieces of equipment, if trainees are retained for the full seven weeks; or (b) achieve substantial savings in time and training costs if the trainees are released for assignment upon their qualification in the Crawler Tractor operator skills.
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- Brennan, M F
- Taylor, J E
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Costs; Driver training; Drivers; Education and training; Education and training methods; Motor reactions; Motor skills; Performance; Personnel performance; Programmed instruction; Time; Training; Truck drivers; Truck tractors
- Old TRIS Terms: Individualized training; Performance human
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00093163
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: HumRRO-TR-75-19 Tech. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DAHC19-73-C-0004
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM