Definitions and examples

A task cycle is the training workflow as follows:
  1. Pre-task

  2. Task

  3. Post-task

  4. Pre-task processes include the following:

~ The identification of facts or instances, concepts, processes and procedures required for the real world task.
~ Facts and instances correspond to the question, “what instances (words) do you need to know?”
~ Concepts correspond to the question, “how are the properties of instances used?”
~ Processes corresponds to the question, “how do the instances and concepts correspond to the real world task?”
~ Procedures correspond to the question, “what order do you use the instances and processes?”

  1. Task processes include the following:

~ Complete a real word task like taking a call. The processes are as follows:

  1. Answer the call (“Hello, ABC company, Lydia speaking. How can I help”)

  2. Ask the caller to identify himself (“Who’s speaking?”)

  3. Check you understand “Who did you say was calling? Andy from ACME Limited?”

  4. Post-task processes include the following:
    ~ The student assesses their own performance of the task as follows:
    ~ Did I use the instances, processes and procedure I wanted to?
    ~ What gaps did I have?

~ The trainer moderates the students own assessment of the task and provides their own feedback:
~ How well did you use x instance?
~ How well did you recall y process?
~ What could be improved?

~ Together the student and trainer write a feedforward plan for the next task:
~ The following are the new instances you need for the task
~ The following are the new concepts you need for the task …
~ This is how you might improve the process …
~ This is how you might improve the procedure …

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