Four Blueprint Components
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Four Blueprint Components book
This chapter describes the four main components of a training blueprint, namely (a) learning tasks, (b) supportive information, (c) procedural information, and (d) part-task practice. It describes how the blueprint prevents compartmentalization by its focus on the integration of skills, knowledge, and attitudes into one interconnected knowledge base. The chapter also describes how the blueprint avoids fragmentation by its focus on learning to coordinate constituent skills in real-life task performance. It also explains how the blueprint deals with the transfer paradox by acknowledging that complex learning involves qualitatively different learning processes with different requirements for instructional methods. It then focuses on how the dynamic selection of learning tasks, either by the teacher/system or by the 'self-directed' learner, makes individualized instruction possible. The chapter also discusses the use of traditional and new media for each of the four components.