Situation awareness (SA) has been investigated in the aviation industry for decades and recently has become more prominent in other industries. For example, healthcare has experienced tremendous growth in SA research and training. Despite agreement among researchers that SA is important for performance and safety in complex domains, less agreement exists for defining and measuring SA. Certain industries (e.g., aviation, healthcare, process control operations) often have specific methods on how to approach SA. These approaches of introducing employees and students to SA in a specific context may inadvertently limit their full appreciation and understanding of this construct.
Dattel, A. R.,
Fussell, S. G.,
& Yang, Q.
(2017). A Pedagogical Approach to Teach Aviation Students How to Conduct Situation Awareness Research. 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 443-448.