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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Resources Research Organization International, Incorporated

    66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314

    Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

    Arlington, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Brennan, M F
    • Taylor, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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