The Life of a Professional Novice: Task Analysis and Instructional Design

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    • Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Thursday September 14, 2017
      3:00 pm - 3:59 pm
  • Location: Room 250, J.S. Coon Building, 654 Cherry Street, Atlanta GA 30332
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A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences


Summary Sentence: The first installment of the School of Psychology's Fall Colloquium Series

Full Summary: School of Psychology Professor Richard Catrambone talks about his task analysis system. 

  • Richard Catrambone Richard Catrambone

Subject matter experts (SMEs) who teach courses, write textbooks, and contribute to computer-based learning environments are often “disconnected” from the knowledge they use to solve problems. Because much of that knowledge has become automated, SMEs can have difficulty articulating it or even realizing that it needs to be articulated. \

Research on instructional design, educational technology, and problem solving tends to emphasize instructional manipulations at the expense of a careful consideration of what learners need to know.

School of Psychology Professor Richard Catrambone has developed a task analysis technique called TAPS (Task Analysis by Problem Solving) to elicit the knowledge that SMEs have, and that learners need, to solve problems in a domain. 

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College of Sciences, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
College of Sciences, School of Psychology, Richard Catrambone, task analysis, subject matter experts
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