Integration of Social Simulations into a Task-based Blended Training Curriculum

Michael Emonts, Rebecca Row, W. Lewis Johnson, Elizabeth Thomson, Helen de Silva Joyce, Giles Gorman, Robert Carpenter

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    Military success cannot be accomplished through kinetic warfighting skills alone. Often, it is the appropriate application of mission-critical communication skills that ultimately determines mission success. Training simulations are proven to be highly effective in preparing trainees for real-world success in missions and tasks that involve non-kinetic interaction with locals. It is unclear, however, how simulation technologies can best be integrated into a task-based curriculum for the development of mission-critical language and culture skills. To this end, the Australian Army Simulation Group and the Defence Force School of Languages (DFSL) have partnered with US-based Alelo Inc. to develop instructional social simulations to address this training gap.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Land Warfare Conference 2012
    PublisherDepartment of Defence
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
    EventLand Warfare Conference 2012 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 31 Oct 201202 Nov 2012


    ConferenceLand Warfare Conference 2012
    Abbreviated titlePotent Land Force for a Joint Maritime Strategy
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