Thursday, January 23, 2020
Historical Validity in Ã¢â¬Å"The AlamoÃ¢â¬ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã In the 2004 release, by Touchstone Pictures, Ã¢â¬Å"The AlamoÃ¢â¬ takes a famous story told throughout time and recreates it on the screen once again. This time was it really any better than the other releases? Maybe the flashy effects and better film quality could interest you in this movie but the real question is how valid is it. To the average person this story looks as if they have recreated it perfectly, but to a historian it might not look so genuine. Although this movie does depict many things with absolute efficiency some things are left out. Almost completely ignored in this movie are important instances in history such as the cowardly James Fannin and the battle at Goliad. This is an important part of the story that has been left out. It could have been nice to know what happened to the one person who could have helped but refused to due to his own growing situation. Also in the movie James Bowie is portrayed as a mildly sick person whereas in real l ife he deathly ill. He was known to have typhoid fever and a bad case at that. Beyond the fallacies in this movie there were many great things that were put to the screen. One of the best in my opinion is the removal of the Ã¢â¬Å"lineÃ¢â¬ that was drawn in the dirt by Travis. According to much research the line was actually a story drawn up years later to help signify the sacrifices these men had made. They correctly portrayed how the men were outnumbered in this fight and the effort and courage that was put forth in this battle to defend the Alamo. The last and most controversial issue in the movie is how did David Crockett really die? In this movie they give him the courageous death that he was thought to have.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The play Ã¢â¬ËBilly Liar' concerns a nineteen-year-old boy who has three girlfriends. The Fisher family live in a typical lower middle class house in an industrial town in the north of England. The furniture is quite new but of dreadful taste. The Fisher family is very dysfunctional. The family consists of: Billy, a compulsive liar, who uses sarcasm to try and show his intelligence. He seems to be confused about life in general and is also very lazy. Billy is very intelligent. We know this, as there is evidence of this throughout the play. Billy has three girlfriends, I think this a signs of irresponsibility and that he is not very mature. Billy's mother, Alice, is a housewife. She is constantly fussing over Billy and mothering him. An example of Alice mothering Billy is Ã¢â¬Ëhow do you mean? A job in London? What job in London? Ã¢â¬Ë questioning Billy because she worries about him. Maybe this is one of the causes of Billy's many dilemmas. Alice seems very easy going. Geoffrey, Billy's father, does not have a good word to say about Billy. He does not trust his son one bit and has no faith in him. Geoffrey has his own business and he also has an obsession to saying the word Ã¢â¬Ëbloody'. Finally, there is Florence. This is Billy's Grandmother, Alice's mother. She is extremely racist and also forgetful. She is forgetful. She is almost senile and throughout the play she is found rambling to herself. She blames Alice for Billy being spoilt. At the beginning of the play when Billy is discussing Barbara with Arthur, he seems unbelievably sexually frustrated. He has had a plan to seduce Barbara by using a Ã¢â¬Ëpassion pill'. Barbara is a girl of about nineteen who is large and well built. This gives the impression that Barbara is relatively old fashioned and prudish. Barbara has strong morals and refuses to have sex before marriage. We know this as in one part of the play Billy puts is hand on Barbara's knee (after she has taken the passion pill) and Barbara says Ã¢â¬Ëit seemsÃ¢â¬ ¦ indecent, somehow' this certainly makes Billy sexually frustrated. Barbara is very gullible. We can tell this because she believes all of Billy's lies. Also Billy's mother approves of Barbara and thinks she looks respectable. When Billy greets Barbara her reply Ã¢â¬Ëhallo, pet. Ã¢â¬Ë Is spoken callously and flatly. This gives the impression that her feelings for him are not as strong as she believes them to be. Billy also tells Barbara more lies such as Ã¢â¬ËOh yes, I made all the furniture', and Ã¢â¬Ë she might have to have her leg off' (talking about Florence) which Barbara again believes. One thing that Billy and Barbara have in common is that they fantasize extensively. Evidence of this is the way that they plan together their dream cottage in Devon with a little Billy and a little Barbara. They have really planed this in minute detail, down to the colour schemes and garden plans. My personal opinion is that Barbara has a greater passion for oranges than for Billy and is constantly eating them. Barbara and Billy address each other using pet names such as Ã¢â¬Ëpet' and Ã¢â¬Ëdarling'. This shows some sense of relationship between them. Billy gets so frustrated at Barbara's addiction to oranges and lack of passion that he picks up her bag of oranges and, in total fury, throws it across the floor. Barbara is exceptionally helpful when she visits the Fisher household. She does the dishes and is egger to help Alice. This makes her seem incredibly domesticated. Alice thinks really highly of Barbara. I know this because she says Ã¢â¬ËI'm glad he's found himself a nice sensible lass for once. I think Barbara and Billy are suited in one way because they both fantasize but in many other ways they are not. Barbara has some direction and plan to her life while Billy has no direction at all. Barbara has very strong morals; she does not believe in sex before marriage or in mixed sex holidays but Billy certainly does. I do not think that Barbara and Billy are well suited at all.. The y obviously do not love each other. Rita is first introduced in a phone conversation between herself and Billy. In the conversation Rita is being very forceful and she puts Billy on the defensive. While this phone call takes place Barbara is in the house. Rita wants her engagement ring back, the ring Billy has given to Barbara! This shows that he does not have respect for either of the girls. He is desperately trying to get the ring back off Barbara to return to Rita who is very annoyed. Rita is a small girl with blonde hair. She is seventeen years old but Ã¢â¬Ëdresses to look much older'. She is Ã¢â¬Ëcommon and hard' and works in a snack bar. When Rita is first seen she is coming to claim her ring back from Billy. As soon as she enters the garden, she instantly insults Billy, saying to him Ã¢â¬Ëlook what's crawled out of the cheese'. This gives the impression that they do not really have any affection towards each other. When Billy tells her one of his extravagant lies Rita is not as gullible as Barbara. Billy and Rita do not have mutual respect in their relationship. You can tell this in their language and tone of voice. Despite all the negative points in their relationship, there is definite sexual chemistry and physical attraction. I know this because Billy attempts to quieten down Rita by kissing her passionately and, sure enough, Rita responds to this by kissing him back. Yet Rita threatens Billy by saying that her father is not happy that she has not got her ring back. I think she is trying to blackmail Billy here. Rita eventually leaves extremely angry and without a ring. She has left Billy in a predicament because has threatened that her father will come and sort him out! Later that day Rita returns to the Fisher house. She is now furious. She does not knock before going in. This is extremely rude. Rita is not intimidated by older people we can see this in the manner in which she talks to Billy's mother. While talking to people Rita frequently mocs the way they talk. She comes up with some amazing insults and dishes them out, one being Ã¢â¬Ësquint eyed, bow legged, spotty snotty nosed streak of nothing'. She directs this insult Barbara. She does not think much of Barbara at all. She says that Barbara needs to wash her ears because she has got Ã¢â¬Ëcarrots growing out of them'. This means that she thinks that Barbara is naive and stupid. She is probably right in thinking this. I do think that Rita and Billy are suited because there is a definite sexual attraction between them. Yet that is all they have in common because they are both from different back rounds. Rita comes from quite a rough back round and this is probably the cause for her acting in the way that she does. Billy comes from a lower middle class up bringing. Billy's mother definitely would not like Billy marrying Rita as she would not fit in with their family. We do not meet Liz until the very end of the play. I like this aspect of the play because we hear about Liz very near the beginning of the play so this leaves a bit of mystery surrounding her character. At the beginning of the play Arthur makes a remark about Liz's skirt. He says Ã¢â¬Ëit's about time somebody bought her a new skirt'. He refers to her as Ã¢â¬Ëscruffy Lizzie' that agrees with comments that Alice makes about her. She says Ã¢â¬Ëthat scruffy one' and also Ã¢â¬Ëher in that mucky skirt'. The play Ã¢â¬ËBilly Liar' was written in the 1960's. We can see evidence in the way that society's view of women in the way that people think through the play; Alice's opinion of Liz's skirt which now seems to be a very old fashioned view. Also we can see how society has changed in the way Barbara views sex before marriage and mixed sex holidays. This also fits with the class Barbara comes from. Liz is a free spirit who travels around the country from job to job. Maybe this is why people cannot relate to her or regard her as a threat. During the time of which the play was set, people tended to stay within their own locality. Despite everyone making rude remarks about Liz, Billy seems to have genuine feelings. During one part of the play Barbara is talking to Alice about Liz and she says that Ã¢â¬Ëshe used to put a lot of ideas into his head'. Possibly she is jealous of Liz, because she knows that Billy still has feelings for her. So she is trying to ensure that Alice does not like Liz. Right at the very end of the play Liz enters the scene with Arthur. Although Liz is about the same age as Barbara and Rita she has maturity and Ã¢â¬Ëself-possession'. She is dressed casually and is, infact, not as scruffy as we have been led to believe. She is not particularly pretty but is obviously a girl of Ã¢â¬Ëstrong personality'. When she comes into the scene they just make polite conversation and Billy asks Liz when she got back. He seems hurt that Liz had not phoned him. After Liz and Billy have been talking for a while, Liz gets the idea of going away to London with him. Billy gives the impression that he definitely wants to go to London with Liz. When Billy tries to lie to Liz he cannot quite go through with it. Liz is a very good judge of Billy's character. Despite this it does not stop her from loving him. Liz gets the bizarre idea that she wants to marry Billy. She does not want to get engaged and she does not care about getting a ring, unlike Barbara and Rita. Billy and Liz seem to share the same dream. Billy loves talking to Liz. We can see this in the length of his of his speeches. At the end of act three, we can see that Liz is more optimistic than Billy. She makes her mind up about going London. She is sure but Billy is unsure and to some extent pessimistic about going. Liz just makes her decisions on impulse. Liz and Billy get along really well and enjoy each other's company. They have interesting conversations in which they are both fully involved. It seems as if they are sole mates. But maybe they would be suited better as just good friends. I do not think any one of the three girls is really suitable for Billy. Billy has things in common with each of the girls. Barbara and Billy both fantasize, Billy and Rita have a lot of sexual chemistry between them while Billy and Liz can talk to each other very well. But Billy has big relationship issues. He cannot commit in a relationship; he shows this in the way that he decides not to go to London at the end of the play. He cannot make decisions; he shows this numerous times throughout the play and one of his main goals should be to stop lying! I think Billy could learn to love each of these girls. But I am unsure he would be able to live with them or get married. Billy cannot keep still; he cannot stick to one girl; he cannot make a sensible decision. Billy is highly intelligent but his inability to make decisions stops him getting anywhere in life.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was one of the most well rounded writers of the 20th century. his satirical attack on communism, and soviet Russia in particular, has had a wide influence. Written during a time when most of the world was considering communism, Ã¢â¬Å"Animal farm,Ã¢â¬ accentuated what historian Richard Pipes proficied about communistic policies,Ã¢â¬ Marxism, the theoretical foundation of communism, carried within it the seeds of its own destruction.Ã¢â¬ Communism has several unforeseen costs. Communistic policies require the total removal of a free market economy which obviously costs the country allot. By placing the power of the law in the hands of a few, the laws, especially those dealing withÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Similarly there were severe punishments for authoring or distributing Ã¢â¬Å"corruptÃ¢â¬ literature. Even scientific advancement was carefully censured. The most disturbing cost of communism is the tendency for communist countries to start horrible wars. The major contributor is the design of the communistic government places the full authority on the shoulders of one ore a select few men. Even when they pretend to have a parliament, communistic dictators simply override others to execute whatever self-serving plan that they have. Sometimes the leader could even start a war in the best interest of their country. Communistic countries are never self sufficient for very long, they need more land, fresh hardworking converts, and more recourses to consume. War is the only way to achieve that end. When communism takes over a country the most obvious effect is on the economy. Next the government eliminates all true freedoms. And, lastly communism usually begins a war. Communism in principle is a good idea. It was even successfully implemented by the Ejido and Inca tribes of South America where it was used for over seven hundred years. 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Monday, December 30, 2019
The Battle of Stalingrad was fought from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943, during World War II (1939-1945).Ã It was a key battle on the Eastern Front. Advancing into the Soviet Union, the Germans opened the battle in July 1942. After over six months of fighting at Stalingrad, the German Sixth Army was encircled and captured. This Soviet victory was a turning point on the Eastern Front. Soviet Union Marshal Georgy ZhukovLieutenant General Vasily ChuikovColonel General Aleksandr Vasilevsky187,000 men, rising to over 1,100,000 men Germany General (later Field Marshal) Friedrich PaulusField Marshal Erich von MansteinColonel General Wolfram von Richthofen270,000 men, rising to over 1,000,000 men Background Having been stopped at the gates of Moscow, Adolf Hitler began contemplating offensive plans for 1942. Lacking the manpower to remain on the offensive all along the Eastern Front, he decided to focus German efforts in the south with the goal of taking the oil fields. Codenamed Operation Blue, this new offensive began on June 28, 1942, and caught the Soviets, who thought the Germans would renew their efforts around Moscow, by surprise. Advancing, the Germans were delayed by heavy fighting in Voronezh, which allowed the Soviets to bring reinforcements south. Angered by a perceived lack of progress, Hitler divided Army Group South into two separate units, Army Group A and Army Group B. Possessing the majority of the armor, Army Group A was tasked with capturing the oil fields, while Army Group B was ordered to take Stalingrad to protect the German flank. A key Soviet transportation hub on the Volga River, Stalingrad also possessed propaganda value as it was named after the Soviet leaderÃ Joseph Stalin. Driving towards Stalingrad, the German advance was led by General Friedrich Paulus 6th Army with General Hermann Hoths 4th Panzer Army supporting to the south. Preparing the Defenses When the German objective became clear, Stalin appointed General Andrey Yeryomenko to command the Southeastern (later Stalingrad) Front. Arriving on the scene, he directed Lieutenant General Vasiliy Chuikovs 62nd Army to defend the city. Stripping the city of supplies, the Soviets prepared for urban fighting by fortifying many of Stalingrads buildings to create strong points. Though some of Stalingrads population left, Stalin directed that civilians remain, as he believed the army would fight harder for a living city. The citys factories continued to operate, including one producing T-34 tanks. The Battle Begins With German ground forces nearing, General Wolfram von Richthofens Luftflotte 4 quickly gained air superiority over Stalingrad and began reducing the city to rubble, inflicting thousands of civilian casualties in the process. Pushing west, Army Group B reached the Volga north of Stalingrad in late August and by September 1 had arrived at the river south of the city. As a result, Soviet forces in Stalingrad could only be reinforced and re-supplied by crossing the Volga, often while enduring German air and artillery attack. Delayed by rough terrain and Soviet resistance, 6th Army did not arrive until early September. On September 13, Paulus and 6th Army began pushing into the city. This was supported by 4th Panzer Army which attacked Stalingrads southern suburbs. Driving forward, they sought to capture the heights of Mamayev Kurgan and reach the main landing area along the river. Engaged in bitter fighting, the Soviets fought desperately for the hill and the No. 1 Railroad Station. Receiving reinforcements from Yeryomenko, Chuikov battled to hold the city. Understanding the German superiority in aircraft and artillery, he ordered his men to stay closely engaged with the enemy to negate this advantage or risk friendly fire. Fighting Among the Ruins Over the next several weeks, German and Soviet forces engaged in savage street fighting in attempts to take control of the city. At one point, the average life expectancy of a Soviet soldier in Stalingrad was less than one day. As fighting raged in the ruins of the city, the Germans met heavy resistance from a variety of fortified buildings and near a large grain silo. In late September, Paulus began a series of attacks against the citys northern factory district. Brutal combat soon engulfed the area around the Red October, Dzerzhinsky Tractor, and Barrikady factories as the Germans sought to reach the river. Despite their dogged defense, the Soviets were slowly pushed back until the Germans controlled 90% of the city by the end of October. In the process, 6th and 4th Panzer Armies sustained massive losses. In order to maintain pressure on the Soviets in Stalingrad, the Germans narrowed the two armies front and brought in Italian and Romanian troops to guard their flanks. In addition, some air assets were transferred from the battle to counter the Operation Torch landings in North Africa. Seeking to end the battle, Paulus launched a final assault against the factory district on November 11 which had some success. Soviets Strike Back While the grinding fighting was taking place in Stalingrad, Stalin dispatched General Georgy Zhukov south to begin building up forces for a counterattack. Working with General Aleksandr Vasilevsky, he massed troops on steppes to the north and south of Stalingrad. On November 19, the Soviets launched Operation Uranus, which saw three armies cross the Don River and crash through the Romanian Third Army. South of Stalingrad, two Soviet armies attacked on November 20, shattering the Romanian Fourth Army. With Axis forces collapsing, Soviet troops raced around Stalingrad in a massive double envelopment. Uniting at Kalach on November 23, the Soviet forces successfully encircled 6th Army trapping around 250,000 Axis troops. To support the offensive, attacks were conducted elsewhere along the Eastern Front to prevent the Germans from sending reinforcements to Stalingrad. Though the German high command wished to order Paulus to conduct a breakout, Hitler refused and was convinced by Luftwaffe chief Hermann GÃ ¶ring that 6th Army could be supplied by air. This ultimately proved impossible and conditions for Paulus men began to deteriorate. While Soviet forces pushed east, others began tightening the ring around Paulus in Stalingrad. Heavy fighting began as the Germans were forced into an increasingly smaller area. On December 12, Field Marshall Erich von Manstein launched Operation Winter Storm but was unable to break through to the beleaguered 6th Army. Responding with another counter-offensive on December 16 (Operation Little Saturn), the Soviets began driving the Germans back on a wide front effectively ending German hopes for relieving Stalingrad. In the city, Paulus men resisted tenaciously but soon faced ammunition shortages. With the situation desperate, Paulus asked Hitler for permission to surrender but was refused. On January 30, Hitler promoted Paulus to field marshal. As no German field marshal had ever been captured, he expected him to fight to the end or commit suicide. The next day, Paulus was captured when the Soviets overran his headquarters. On February 2, 1943, the final pocket of German resistance surrendered,Ã ending over five months of fighting. Aftermath of Stalingrad Soviet losses in the Stalingrad area during the battle numbered around 478,741 killed and 650,878 wounded. In addition, as many as 40,000 civilians were killed. Axis losses are estimated at 650,000-750,000 killed and wounded as well as 91,000 captured. Of those captured, fewer than 6,000 survived to return to Germany. This was a turning point of the war on the Eastern Front. The weeks after Stalingrad saw the Red Army launch eight winter offensives across the Don River basin. These helped further compel Army Group A to withdraw from the Caucasus and ended the threat to the oil fields. Sources Antill, P. (Feb. 4, 2005),Ã The Caucasus Campaign and the Battle for Stalingrad June 1942Ã¢â¬âFebruary 1943HistoryNet, Battle of Stalingrad: Operation Winter TempestYoder, M. (Feb. 4, 2003), Battle of Stalingrad
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Throughout history, ideals such as heroism and patriotism as well as concepts such as war and violence, have acquired different connotations. During the 19th century, they had a positive connotation. With the occurrence of revolutions war and violence was justified under the ideals of patriotism and heroism. During the 21st century, society began to was in the process of developing a more sophisticated view. The century was even more violent than the 19th century with conflicts such as the world wars and in particular the Vietnam War. Yet they were no longer were justified outright by ideals. America, for example, began to question its involvement in the Vietnam War for a number of reasons. Two artists, two centuries apart,Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦David depicts Leonidas and his men in the final moments before battle. At the center and focus of the painting, David has placed Leonidas sitting on a rock. He seems to be thinking about the fate of himself and his men. Whi le Leonidas is looking stoically at the viewer, flurries of activity are occurring around him. To LeonidasÃ¢â¬â¢s right, sentinel trumpeters sound the call to arms increasing the sense of the movement. Seated at his feet is his wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s brother Agis, awaiting orders. Behind Leonidas, are three figures lifting up wreaths about two altars to Hercules and Aphrodite. Two very young warriors are by Leonidas after refusing to carry a message so that they could stay and fight. A man inscribes the words Ã¢â¬Å"Passer-by, tell Sparta that her sons died for herÃ¢â¬ on the rock. All of the figures are ready to die for the glory of Sparta. David painted Leonidas at Thermopylae using oil on canvas. He had Ã¢â¬Å"an extremely laborious working procedure, in which draughtsman ship played a major roleÃ¢â¬ . He made countless studies in preparing for the painting. He would even complete drawings of the skeletons of his figures. David painted on a small part of a picture at a time. 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Question: Discuss about the Training Methods of Comfort Transport Pte Ltd. Answer: Introduction Comfort Transport Pte Ltd is a Singapore cab services established in 1970 and the motive behind this cab service was to provide the drivers with a better lifestyle and enhancing the job opportunities within the company. Management now understand a need for designing an appropriate training session that targets all employees (Burdina, Hiller Metz, 2017). The rationale of any training purposes is to equip employees with skills, knowledge and capability to perform well. However, the company has at some point, failed to achieve the outcome of its training. This paper seeks to cover four major areas. First, state the three learning outcomes. Second, prepare training methods. Three, justify the requirements. Three Learning Outcomes organizational The organizational outcome grained from the training session seeks to assist the company develop and accept different dynamisms that occurs at the place of work. The goal is to ensure that employees can gain new skills and knowledge on ways to adapt to competitive environment and any external changes. The organizational training is supported by multistructural element of SOLO taxonomy. Trainers will introduce learners to two or more aspects to understand them serially. Functional The outcome of functional training seeks to increase the fitness and creation of health consciousness. The goal of such training is to ensure that employees gain knowledge, skills, and abilities that the person possesses. The learning is supported by extended abstract where employees not develop an entire coherence to a higher level of abstraction. Individual The goal of training is to make employees improve their individual activities and ensure that they groom any hidden talent. In order to achieve this, employees monitor the activities of their peers. The learning process is supported by relational element of SOLO taxonomy. Proposed Training Methods Role play The management can use this strategy to train newly recruited employees. They will find it easier to think about a case study as it happens lively (Mitri, Cole Atkins, 2017). It also relate to stimulation where the newly recruited employees could start to act different scenario as they come up. Learners will benefit from a safe learning environment that do not require management follow-up and punishment on those that commit mistakes (Chan, et al. 2017 Yide, Nicholson Nicholson, 2015). The fact that they are still new, they can only learn two or more aspects not relating to the task ahead of them. Checklist would be appropriate assessment method. A formative strategy monitors specific behaviors and skills among learners. Trainers will understand clear criteria to focus on specific learning outcomes. The measurement of learning is reliable because it will indicate the consistency of scores across a number of evaluators. The results should be identical regardless of the type of a trainer, the time of marking, and when the assessment will occur (Venkateshwarlu, Sharma Agarwal, 2016). Second, the assessment is also valid on the basis that it will indicate how well the measures of an assessment. Most importantly, the areas of measurements will include tasks, consequences, and any form of interference. Workplace Learning The proposed learning strategy will require that employees locate the learning environment at Comfort Transport Pte Ltd. After the company has absorbed all the applicants, it would be appropriate to deploy them in a number of on-the-job training activities (Abdul Aziz Selamat, 2016). The proposed learning strategy relates to functional outcome presented above requiring employees to exchange roles through job rotations, progressively enhanced autonomy or an increased responsibilities and scopes among employees. Just as explained by Giacumo and Breman (2016), is that functional outcome would call for a mentor or a coach to walk down with an employees in order to support their learning and development of necessary skills and behaviors in order to become successful in their performances. Furthermore, the leaning strategy related to the outcome of functional training where employees seek to increase their levels of fitness and creation of health consciousness. The workplace training will ensure that employees gain knowledge, skills, and abilities. The learning is supported by extended abstract where employees not develop an entire coherence to a higher level of abstraction. This strategy of learning and training among employees will be through an abstract level of performance. It will make leaners generalize a coherent connection of several aspects and extend it to a higher level. The appropriate assessment procedure would be to through a checklist. The trainers inform the trainees about how they have succeeded in performing different tasks. The importance of this assessment measurement is because of its validity and reliability. The trainers will manage to monitor specific skills, behaviors and dispositions of employees. Trainers will only focus on specific aspects. Case studies The proposed form of training method will benefit employees that now require to apply the skills they will have been taught during the functional outcome to achieve a solution on their own. The approach would make trainees start to respond to individual tasks (Chan, et al, 201b7). Management will come up with complex decisions that require an open-ended problem with several potential solutions (Watson, et al, 2014). Learners would go through simple scenario on their own then start to conceptualize the application of their knowledge from complex into detailed scenario (Shannon, 2017). This learning approach relate to an extended abstract element of SOLO taxonomy. Learners will now start to move away from relational learning process that integrate several aspects. The above learning method is appropriate to ensure that learners improve their activities, groom, and hidden talent. Moreover, learners would start to apply what they have learned. Checklist would be appropriate assessment measurement. This is a formative assessment that allows the trainers to collect information from learners and inform them about their progress. The assessment will focus on the content such as knowledge, process (in terms of skills and attitude) and product (in terms of knowledge and skills). The checklist will assist identify some of the areas that learners have improved and those that they still need improvement. The use of a checklist will be valid and reliable to score the quality of learners, provide evaluation criteria, rate them on scales, and define the completeness of their response to tasks. Resource Requirements Implementation of above training methods will highly depend on resource requirement and decisions. Management will also ensure that it considers the return of investment. Therefore, there will be a need for the selection of a trainer. A trainer forms an important resource that play a key role of equipping the target group with skills and hence, prepares them for pending activity or job (Abdul Aziz Selamat, 2016). Besides, a trainer will have to meet a number of requirements. First, the trainer must be qualified and experienced in areas of transportation. Second, the trainer must be friendly and approachable by trainees. Hence, a trainer must have good communication skills and interpersonal skills for authenticity. A majority of newly recruited employees at the company seeks benefit from the communication and interpersonal skills. Third, trainers must also have pedagogical content knowledge. Katherveloo, Puteh and Matematik (2014) explain in their seminal paper that PCK is an effecti ve teaching requirement for any trainer concerning competence on how to deliver the conceptual technique, relational understanding, and able to adapt the subject matter to focus of training. Hence, trainers need a full grasp of PCK to teach and give instructions in the subject of transportation easily. Besides, this will also require that such trainers have past training records in the subject of transportation or related field. The importance of this is to allow a trainer give relevant case studies, workplace learning, and role-play to trainees. Conclusion This paper has successfully shown that training programs play important role of equipping employees with skills, knowledge and capability to accomplish a given task. Besides, the study has shown that the training outcomes of a company must connect with SOLO taxonomy approach of learning. In overall, three key outcome of learning will include organizational, functional, and individual. The organizational outcome seeks to ensure that employees gain skills and knowledge to adapt to new environment. Functional outcome seeks to develop skills, capability, and knowledge to perform different responsibilities. While an individual outcomes seeks to improve performance and identify hidden talents. The paper proposes that management achieve above three outcomes through role-play, workplace learning, and case study training methodologies respectively. 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