Here’s an updated abstract for a Learning Efficiency Analysis Paradigm (aLEAP). I’m using it in another venue, so would appreciate your comments about whether it makes sense with whatever level of familiarity you have with the behavioral science of learning. Thanks in advance.
Abstract: Classic education relies on the assumption that learners will use directions, directives, and prompts offered by teachers, et al. to reduce the number of their trials-and-errors to complete a lesson promptly. A Learning Efficiency Analysis Paradigm (aLEAP) is a map of observable behavior patterns during three stages, five processes, and 12 choices people use to learn. To learn means to use trials-and-errors to meet one of five criteria established for a lesson. The map illustrates relationships among empirical experimental behavioral research findings that describe how people learn. This map permits calculating risks encountered and the likelihood of meeting each criterion of learning a lesson. The longer the list of trials-and-errors the learner uses the lower the likelihood of meeting a criterion. Conversely, the fewer trials-and-errors, the more likely learners will learn and do so efficiently. aLEAP offers ways to analyze the efficiency of individuals and aggregates while learning a lesson. In turn, instructors may increase learning rates by using this map to adjust lessons for learners to complete more efficiently.
Check for links under LABELS on this site for draft descriptions of parts of aLEAP. rwh