Student Learning Outcomes - Cultural Heritage by Archaeology and

Report
Dr. Brian R. Selmeski
Deputy Director, AFCLC
Archaeological Institute of America Conference
8 Jan 11
We are dwelling
in “parallel valleys”
Conditions of Interaction:
cultural complexity
Have we done
everything possible
to prepare Airmen?
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USAF’s Response:
a new approach
2009: AF Culture, Region, Language
(CRL) Flight Plan approved by the
Air Force Chief of Staff
Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)
is the foundation
Gen Norton A. Schwartz
“The ability to quickly and
accurately comprehend, then
appropriately and effectively
act, in culturally complex
environments, to achieve the
desired effect”
Organization &
Mission Delivery
Research
AFCLC
Education
Training
Customers
• All resident and DL
PME Students
• Officer Accessions
• CCAF Enrollees
Customers
Culture
• Every Airman destined
for deployment
-- 100,000 Airmen/year
Region
Language
Policy Support
Learning Areas and Focus
CultureGeneral
Culture
How we
live
CultureSpecific
Language
One way we
communicate
Region
Where
we live
Elements of 3C
7
Elements of 3C
Skills
Elements of 3C
Skills
Learning &
Application
9
Who Learns What & Why?
Expert Airmen
• Segment the force
Select (16F/P; 1A8/1N3; CAA)
structure based
AFSCs
on their needs,
Participants Enabled Airmen
then develop
in specialized
(EST 3&4; LEAP)
Airman in a
FD programs
systematic
fashion:
Every Airman
Those eligible/preparing
(EST 1,2 A&B; QEP)
to deploy & participants
in PME/accession programs
USAF “Learning Rhythm”
(notional for “Every Airman”)
PME
Deployment
Deployment
PME
EST
PME
Depart USAF
EST
Deployment
EST
PME
Deployment
Enter USAF
EST
AU Quality Enhancement
Plan (QEP): 3C Airmen
Required for accreditation.
Vision: Cross-culturally
competent Airmen of all ranks
and occupational specialties.
Mission: Create and
implement a scientifically
sound and institutionally
sustainable plan to develop
and assess cross-cultural
competence across the entire
Air Force continuum of ed.
Student Learning Outcomes
(SLOs) & Assessment
SLOs
1. Declarative
Knowledge
CONSTRUCT
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2. Procedural
Knowledge
ASSESSMENT
METHOD
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Cultural Concepts
Domains of Culture
Communicating
Negotiating
Relating
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3. Attitude
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4. Application
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Openness to Learning
Cultural Relativism
Empathy
Acceptance of Lack of
Closure
Motivation
3C Predispositions
Ability to Apply
Opportunity to Apply
Willingness to Apply
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Multiple choice tests
Case studies
Simulations
Situational Judgment Tests
Self-Report Measures
Case Study Responses
Pre-Post Tests
Self-Report Measures
Instructor BARS Evaluations
Posting Participation
Intercultural Development
Inventory (IDI)
Pre-Post Tests
Longitudinal Self & Supervisor
Evaluations
Phased Educational
Curriculum Roll-Out
Phase II (AY 12 & 13)
Phase I (AY 10 & 11)
Officer
Training School
Produce leaders
for the Air Force
0
4
Squadron
Officer College
Expeditionary
leadership
6
8
Community College
of the Air Force
Award job-related degrees
to enhance readiness, aid
recruiting & retention, and
support career transition
Air Command
& Staff College
Operational leadership
of Air & Space
Forces in Joint/
Combined Operations
10
12
14
NCO Academy
Prepare
noncommissioned
officers to lead the
enlisted force
Air War College
Strategic leadership
in joint, inter-agency
multinational
environments
16
18
20
Senior NCO Academy
Prepare senior
noncommissioned
officers to lead the
enlisted force
GOPAC
Prepare general
officers to lead in the
Area of Responsibility
for periods of 180+ days
22
24
26
Chief’s Leadership
Course
Prepare CMSgts
to lead the
enlisted force
On-line Foundational
Pre-deployment Training
Dec 09 – Dec 10 Totals
317,939
• Air Force 2A Culture General Course
• USCENTCOM AF 2B Culture Specific-Iraq
• USCENTCOM AF 2B Culture Specific-Afghanistan
221,216
43,166
53,557
One week snapshot: 3-9 Dec 10
Culture
General
Specific Iraq
Specific Afghanistan
Total Users
6,525
991
1,249
Military
Civilian
Contractor
Dependent
Other
6,444
56
19
0
6
976
5
10
0
0
1,221
11
15
0
2
Expeditionary Airman Field
Guides: Initial Distribution
IRAQ
Al Udeid AB, Qatar (CENTCOM Theater Processing)
10,000
Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan (Afghanistan Processing)
Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait (Iraq Processing)
5,000
Iraq Training and Advisory Mission - Air Force (ITAM-AF)
100
USAF Expeditionary Center, Ft Dix
10,000
JET Airman Training, 602 TRG, Keesler AFB
2,500
Combat Airman Skills Training (CAST), Camp Bullis
600
90 GCTS, Camp Guernsey
300
Air Advisor Course, Ft Dix
1,000
Al Dhafra AB, UAE
100
9AF / AFCENT Staff
300
USAFSOS, Hurlburt Field
3,000
HQ AETC / A3Q, Randolph AFB
200
HQ USAF / A1D, Pentagon
300
Defense Language Institute, Lackland AFB
100
AFGHAN
10,000
5,000
10,000
7,300
600
300
1,000
100
300
1,000
200
300
100
Engaging Training for
Young Airmen: VEST
Approaches to Foreign
Language Learning
Since 1947:
• The Air Force has
had small cadres
In 2010:
of foreign language
• The Language
Since 2006:
experts (e.g., RAS;
Enabled Airman
• AU has provided
1A8/1N3; etc.)
Program (LEAP)
foreign language
was born …
familiarization
Since 2008:
for some students
• Language
• AFROTC has offered
familiarization
language scholarships
has been integrated
for cadets
to Air Advisor and
• USAFA has ramped
up language instruction other advanced training
Language Enabled Airmen:
the General Purpose Force
Foreign language
scholarships &
recruitment
Who: Willing and able Airmen of all occupations (5% of force)
Why: Grow inventory for contingencies & harness investments
How: Vet, enhance abilities, sustain & employ across career
Questions?
More information on-line:
www.culture.af.mil

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