Situation awareness (SA) is not fixed but is malleable and can be enhanced by training. The operating premise is that SA is measurable given the many theories of SA. This paper identifies the various methods and approaches that have proven effective in training for greater degrees of SA. The loss of ,or insufficient SA is not viewed as inattention or lack of focus but instead, it is very likely that the person lacked the skill set to perform the job. The amount of training necessary for the person to effectively perform the work is helpful if it reduces the workload and informs decision making. A person is set up for failure if one of the requirements for the job requires a high degree of situation awareness without a sufficient skill set. This paper will present some suggested methodologies for enhancing SA to overcome the notion that SA is immutable.
Hertz, M. T.,
& Hertz, N. R.
(2013). Training for Situation Awareness. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 257-261.