For many individuals, fitness and working out is much more than a portion of our daily routine or some kind of chore we feel we must endure. It goes much deeper than that. It becomes a part of you, an inner passion, it is in your blood. It is a science, a creative outlet for… Read More
Instructional Strategies & Methods for Delivering Instruction
The attached document outlines the ‘matrix of instructional strategies’ recommended by TRADOC, the Training and Doctrine Command of the US Army, published in 2011. The document includes: Outline of instructional method; Optimal group size; Instructor role(s); Methods (the how); Interactivity level; Devices (e.g. blogs, facebook, PPT etc); Meta-tags; and Other useful information. The 2011 version… Read More
Military Teachers & Empathy
Research Paper Title What are the Perceptions of Teachers in the Military about Empathy. Abstract This dissertation examines the perceptions of soldiers within a military education establishment on the subject of empathy. Perceptions were explored on a range of issues including the meaning of empathy, the advantages and disadvantages of empathic approaches in educational contexts… Read More
British Army Reserve Instructors: Professionalism, Identity & Practice
Research Paper Title Professionalism and Practice: The Development of Situational Vocational Professional Identity Amongst UK Army Reserve Instructors. Abstract This study addresses the concept of developing professionalism and its association with instructional practice. It was conducted against a backdrop of political change affecting the military and the vocational education sector between 2006 and 2014. The political decision to revitalise… Read More
Learning: What is the Role of Gesture in Mental Model Construction & Inference Making?
Research Paper Title Gesture as Model Enactment: The Role of Gesture in Mental Model Construction and Inference making when Learning from Text. Abstract The question of the relationship between gesture production and mental models was explored in three experiments focusing on inference making when learning from reading a scientific text. Participants engaged in one-on-one interviews after reading an… Read More
US Army: Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Self-Regulated Learning
Research Paper Title Fundamentals of Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Self-Regulated Learning. Abstract The tutorial described in this report was conducted at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (IITSEC) in Orlando, FL, in December 2014. The purpose of this tutorial is 5-fold: Understand the differences between adaptive and adaptable systems; Understand the key components… Read More
US Army Instructors to Army Facilitators – Practical Considerations
With the change from an instructor-centric to a learner centric pedagogical model, the role of the US Army instructor must also change from one of transmitting knowledge to learners to one of facilitating learners’ acquisition of knowledge through problem-solving events. To support this role change, the Army must also institute changes in the processes for identifying, selecting, and preparing instructors. This paper… Read More
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