Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Learning Outcomes vs Learning Objectives

To me, this is the most important observation about learning outcomes, "There's no such thing as advanced fundamentals, there's just back fundamentals done well and applied in different situations."

I think this is the key. We should make Marines as technically proficient as possible, requiring them to strictly adhere to the task, condition and standard. Doing so provides them the muscle memory to perform the task in any clime or place, and frees the mind to perform more advanced cognitive processes. Better, more realistic physical training engenders more creative applications and outcomes.