Instructional Methods Tool   [open pdf - 23MB]

"This research was a follow-on project to two U.S. Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)-sponsored research projects on the implementation of the Army Learning Concept. Based on the prior research findings and TP 350-70-1, a tool was developed to support curriculum developers in selecting the most effective instructional methods for Army courses. The objective was to develop a framework of learner-centric pedagogies that would be useful in training developers and/or instructors and facilitators when they are designing/executing a course using the Army Learning Concept principles. The purpose of the framework was to aid decision makers in the selection of the most appropriate and effective instructional methodologies, pedagogies, and techniques for particular learning environments, instructional content, and differences in experience levels of the students and instructors. The framework was developed into a web-based digital application, the Instructional Methods Tool, ( http://www.benning.army.mil/mcoe/ARIFB/recent.htm) with specific attention paid to the practicality and utility of the tool for TRADOC training developers, instructors, and staff and faculty personnel. The tool was developed to supplement, not replace, current training developer tools or training management software, and should not be construed as a tool for an entire course, but for blocks of training or lessons within a course."

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