The Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills for Taskwork and Teamwork to Control Complex Technical Systems

A Cognitive and Macroergonomics Perspective

Authors: Kluge, Annette

  • Introduces a new theoretical framework to understand the learning process of a complex task from a Human Factors perspective
  • Integrates theoretical approaches of individual skill acquisition and adult learning into a new comprehensive framework for real-world tasks in control rooms of High Reliability Organizations (HROs)
  • Bridges the gap between traditional learning theory and the training development for workers dealing with highly complex technical systems
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About this book

This book provides the first comprehensive literature review on the acquisition and retention of complex skills in High Reliability Organizations. Based on this review, it introduces a theoretical model of how skill and knowledge acquisition for complex tasks is accomplished and shows how this model can be used to derive training methods and instructional techniques. Successful acquisition and retention of complex technical skills within High Reliability Organizations requires a full understanding of the learning process, knowledge structure, and skill requirements associated with the effective operation and management of technology. For researchers and for organizations, the understanding of these processes is vital for designing training programs as well as for reducing errors with severe consequences for human lives and the environment. Until now, only theoretical fragments exist on this topic, and only a very limited number of publications actually address complex tasks in vocational/occupational settings. “The Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills for Task Work and Teamwork to Control Complex Technical Systems ” uses its literature overview and theoretical model to formulate training principles, that can be used to develop training experiments for further empirical investigations as well as training methods for applied organizational contexts.

About the authors

Since July 2008 Full Professor in Business and Organizational Psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, before assistant professor for Psychology at the University of St. Gallen (2002-2008), Switzerland, and research assistant at the Technical University Aachen (1996-2001). Diploma in I/O Psychology at the Technical University of Aachen (1991) and Doctor´s degree at the University of Kassel (1994), at the department of ergonomics and vocational training.

Research interests in training and work-based learning in organizations, basic and refresher training for handling complex systems, use of cognitive task analysis for simulator-based training design, development of job performance aids based on cognitive error analysis methods, knowledge sharing behaviour, organizational learning from errors,  and organizational factors influencing safety-related rule violations.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Why This Book Has Been Written: Purpose and Structure of the Book

    Kluge, Annette

    Pages 1-9

  • Controlling Complex Technical Systems: The Control Room Operator’s Tasks in Process Industries

    Kluge, Annette

    Pages 11-47

  • Required Knowledge and Skills to Control a Complex Technical System – Job Analysis Related to Training

    Kluge, Annette

    Pages 49-104

  • Basic Learning Processes and Supportive Learning Mechanisms for Taskwork and Teamwork to Control Complex Systems

    Kluge, Annette

    Pages 105-153

  • Training Design for Instance-Based Learning – The “Staged Process Control Readiness Training” (SPCRT)

    Kluge, Annette

    Pages 155-193

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0642-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills for Taskwork and Teamwork to Control Complex Technical Systems
Book Subtitle
A Cognitive and Macroergonomics Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5049-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5049-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5048-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0642-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
Topics