Processes mediating expertise in air traffic control

Ludo Van Meeuwen, Halszka Jarodzka, Saskia Brand-Gruwel, Jeroen Van Merriënboer, Jeano De Bock, Paul A. Kirschner

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    Air traffic control (ATC) involves dealing with complex visualizations. Making decisions based on those visualizations requires not only conceptual but also perceptual skills, like efficient visual search of critical airplane compositions, their quick and correct interpretations, and the appropriate reactions. This study will examine expertise differences in perceiving and interpreting ATC stimuli on a perceptual and conceptual level. Moreover, the potentially mediating influence of spatial abilities will be investigated. ATC Performance, eye movements, verbal reports, and spatial ability will be obtained from experts, intermediates, and novices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010
    Event29th European Association for Aviation Psychology Conference: Performance, safety and wellbeing in aviation - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 20 Sept 201024 Sept 2010
    Conference number: 29


    Conference29th European Association for Aviation Psychology Conference
    Abbreviated titleEAAP
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    • expertise
    • eye tracking
    • verbal reports
    • instructional design
    • air traffic control
    • spatial ability


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