Learning Styles: The Learning Methods of Air Traffic Control Students

dc.contributor.advisor Beckman, Wendy en_US
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Dontae L. en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Ferrara, Ronald en_US
dc.contributor.department Aerospace en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:55:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:55:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-31 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the world of aviation, air traffic controllers are an integral part in the overall level of safety that is provided. With a number of controllers reaching retirement age, the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) was created to provide a stronger candidate pool. However, AT-CTI Instructors have found that a number of AT-CTI students are unable to memorize types of aircraft effectively. This study focused on the basic learning styles (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic) of students and created a teaching method to try to increase memorization in AT-CTI students. The participants were asked to take a questionnaire to determine their learning style. Upon knowing their learning styles, participants attended two classroom sessions. The participants were given a presentation in the first class, and divided into a control and experimental group for the second class. The control group was given the same presentation from the first classroom session while the experimental group had a group discussion and utilized Middle Tennessee State University's Air Traffic Control simulator to learn the aircraft types. Participants took a quiz and filled out a survey, which tested the new teaching method. An appropriate statistical analysis was applied to determine if there was a significant difference between the control and experimental groups. The results showed that even though the participants felt that the method increased their learning, there was no significant difference between the two groups. en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3594
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Air Traffic Control en_US
dc.subject AT-CTI en_US
dc.subject Learning Methods en_US
dc.subject Learning Styles en_US
dc.subject.umi Aerospace engineering en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Learning Styles: The Learning Methods of Air Traffic Control Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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