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Accession Number ADA574124
Title Accelerated Learning and Retention: Literature Review and Workshop Review.
Publication Date Mar 2011
Media Count 171p
Personal Author B. D. Adams C. Karthaus L. A. Rehak
Abstract Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto and the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) have embarked upon a collaborative research effort to identify the most promising topics for Research and Development (R&D) on accelerating learning and maximizing knowledge/skill retention that could yield the greatest benefit to the Canadian Forces (CF) within five years. This report examines the two deliverables of this project, a literature review and a workshop. The literature generated a list of potential research concepts related to accelerated learning and retention. A review of 26 articles from the relevant literature showed a range of factors likely to impact on learning and retention. These included characteristics of the student (e.g., cognitive ability and motivation), the instructor, delivery media (e.g., classroom-based instruction vs. computer-based instruction), delivery methods (e.g., scheduling, feedback and testing) and issues related to retention. It was noted that the factors that influence skill acquisition are not necessarily the same ones that influence skill retention. The literature review examined the available research exploring the impact of these factors on learning and retention, and identified gaps and emerging research questions.
Keywords Canada
Classroom instruction
Foreign reports
Learning
Military training
Research and development
Retention
Retention(Psychology)
Skills


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Automatika, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Contract rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number W7711-088128/001/TOR

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