Less pain, more gain: Rapid skill development using old way new way

Baxter, Paul, Lyndon, Harry, Dole, Shelley and Battistutta, Diana (2006) Less pain, more gain: Rapid skill development using old way new way. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 56 1: 21-50. doi:10.1080/13636820400200244

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Author Baxter, Paul
Lyndon, Harry
Dole, Shelley
Battistutta, Diana
Title Less pain, more gain: Rapid skill development using old way new way
Journal name Journal of Vocational Education and Training   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-6820
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13636820400200244
Volume 56
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 50
Total pages 30
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Taylor & Francis.
Language eng
Subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract This study addresses an issue of global concern in skills training, namely, the rapid and permanent eradication of persistent habit errors, and bad or unsafe working practices. This article offers an alternative human factors explanation for the profound difficulties and low transfer of training experienced during error pattern retraining, and the correction of habitual performance faults. It describes Old Way New Way, a metacognitive strategy for achieving rapid and permanent error and technique correction and habit unlearning, and presents the results of an experimental trial of this behaviour change methodology. Vocational education students, representing a broad range of skill types, were recruited and randomised to one of two error correction modes, or to a control group. One Old Way New Way correction session with students yielded 80% or higher performance improvement that was maintained over three post-test periods. Students and teachers reacted positively to the Old Way New Way c. The high level of transfer of learning obtained is consistent with results in other settings. Implications for education, training, coaching and other performance enhancement settings are discussed.
Keyword Old Way New Way learning method
Vocational education students
Q-Index Code C1

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