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The Design and Use of Subtasks in Part Training and Their Relationship to the Whole TaskThe part versus whole training is discussed. Common sense dictates that a massive body of knowledge should not be taught as a whole. For the same reason, if a part of the task is very difficult, one should not go over the task in its entirety. Repetitive training on the difficult part should lead to better results. Several part training methods were developed, including: pure part, progressive part, repetitive part, retrogressive and isolated parts. The question was posited whether training on parts of a task is a beneficial enterprise. The way the task will be disassembled for the part training needs to be determined. It is argued that the effectiveness of part training depends on the degree to which a task is decomposable.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Mane, A. M.
(Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Coles, M. G. H.
(Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Karis, D.
(Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Strayer, D.
(Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Donchin, E.
(Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Research Center 20th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control, Vol. 2
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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