- SimTrain International
- Contact: Dr Paul Baxter
- Address: Post Office Box 197, Mount Ommaney Queensland 4074
- Phone: +61 7 3376 1003 or +61(0)418 784 951
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an experienced flight instructor once said, “The problem isn’t learning the new: it’s forgetting [unlearning] the old.” Habit pattern errors are notoriously hard to eradicate, cause negative transfer (training failure) with a prolonged adaptation period and make simulation training programs less cost- and time-effective.
SimTrain International provides Simulation Training Protocols (STPs) that deal with the transfer problem in a way that meets industry requirements, i.e., is cost- and time-effective, user-friendly and above all, practical for trainers, instructors and trainees to use. STPs complement existing teaching methods and magnify the impact of simulation training.
- STPs use Old Way/New Way®, an innovative teaching method
- 80%-100% improvement in transfer of learning after one session (Figure 1)
- Reduction or complete elimination of the typically prolonged and risky adaptation/adjustment period
- More efficient use of simulator time, freeing up resources
- Increased trainee flexibility and adaptability to change.
Recipients of STPs (Old Way/New Way® training) include:
- Singapore Airlines – Aircraft type conversion and glass cockpit conversion
- Australian Defence Force – Helicopter flight training and aircraft type conversion
- Army Marksmanship Unit, USA – Technique correction
- KAAL/ALCOA – Correction of unsafe and persistent work habits, published in Australian Safety News
- Pacific Gas & Electric, USA – Driver training
- Shell Marine Products, UK – Workplace safety training
- Mining Industry Skills Centre, Brisbane Australia – Mining skills simulation.
- Research grant from the Australian National Training Authority Research Advisory Council for an experimental study of Old Way/New Way® for rapid and permanent eradication of persistent errors and bad habits in the learning of manual skills, subsequently published in The Journal of Vocational Education and Training (Figure 1).
- Invited speaker, Royal Aeronautical Society Human Factors Conference, CAA Gatwick, London.
- Keynote address, Singapore Airlines Flight Instructor’s Symposium, Singapore.
- Second prize in the 4th European Athletics Association [Coaching] Science Awards, awarded for the use of Old Way/New Way® to correct Olympic athletes’ persistent habit pattern errors (technique faults).