Dynamic task selection in flight management system training

R. Salden*, G.W.C. Paas, Jelke Van der Pal, Jeroen Van Merriënboer

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    The effects of three task selection methods on test performance and training efficiency in a computer-based Flight Management System (FMS) training were investigated. A fixed condition was compared to a learner control condition, and a condition using the participants’ self-rated performance and mental effort. Although, the experimental conditions revealed more positive training effects, no differences were found for training efficiency and test performance. A follow-up study did not confirm the alternative hypothesis that these results were caused by the higher amount of tasks in the fixed condition. Extra analyses suggested that the quality of self-rating needs to be considered in future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-174
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Aviation Psychology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2009


    • dynamic task selection
    • personalized training
    • learner control
    • mental efficiency,


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