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- Skill acquisition : measurement, theory and research
- Armstrong, Kathy; Waycott, Jennifer L.; Langan-Fox, Janice
- In recent times, training has become 'big business' with most training carried out in educational, military and industrial settings. It is the aim of many training programs to optimise the performance of all trainees, with little regard for individual differences in abilities, skills and knowledge. Since there is usually a diversity of abilities, skills and knowledge in groups, it would seem crucial to ensure that trainers and educators are aware of these differences and for them to adapt their teaching methods accordingly. The present paper addresses the question of theory and measurement of skill acquisition, and theory and measurement can be useful to practical problems in industry. Further, some summary findings are presented which concern the testing of an individual differences skill acquisition model.
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- Conference abstract
- Productivity, ergonomics and safety : the total package : Proceedings of the International Workplace Health and Safety Forum and the 33rd Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 24-27 November 1997, p. 67
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- Ergonomics; Industrial psychology; Occupational psychology; Training
- Ergonomics Society of Australia, and Workplace Health and Safety Program, Department of Training and Industrial Relations
- Copyright © held jointly by the Ergonomics Society of Australia and the Department of Training and Industrial Relations, 1997.