Explanatory analysis of the manner in which an instructor adaptively organizes skilled motion teaching process
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 43, no 5, 430-438 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Mastering a skilled motion usually requires a step-by-step progression through multiple learning phases with different subgoals. It is not easy for a learner to properly organize such a complex learning process without assistance. Hence, this task is often facilitated interactively by a human instructor through verbal advice. In many cases, the instructor's teaching strategy in relation to decomposing the entire learning process into phases, setting a subgoal for each learning phase, choosing verbal advice to guide the learner toward this subgoal, etc. remains intuitive and has not yet been formally understood. Thus, taking the basic motion of wok handling as an example, this paper presents several concrete teaching processes involving an advice sequence and the corresponding changes in the motion performance in a feature variable space. Thereby, the paper analyzes and represents the actual strategy taken in an easy-to-interpret form. As a result, it confirms that the instructor determines the set of advice elements to be given based, not simply on the observable characteristics of the latest motion performance, but more adaptively upon the interaction history with the learner. Relevance to industry: Teaching a skilled motion efficiently is essential in various industrial sectors such as those involving manual assembly. An experienced instructor may adaptively organize the entire interactive process of teaching a learner to accelerate the learning of correct motion skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 43, no 5, 430-438 p.
Motion capture, Skill development, Skill transfer, Skilled motion, Teaching strategy
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133816DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2013.07.002ISI: 000326560500006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884716770OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-133816DiVA: diva2:667385
QC 201506262013-11-262013-11-112015-06-26Bibliographically approved