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Scenario training in police academies: developing students’ higher-level thinking skills

Scenario training in police academies: developing students’ higher-level thinking skills Staff at Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) developed a Problem-based Learning Exercise (PBLE) to help student officers develop subject-specific policing knowledge as well as higher-level skills such as decision-making, problem-solving and collaboration. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the PBLE by students and training staff indicates that the program is achieving its intended goals. This article describes the development of Idaho’s problem-based learning program, the educational framework of the PBLE, and the view of students regarding the program’s value. The article also includes suggestions from POST staff for agencies considering developing a similar program of their own. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Police Practice and Research - An International Journal Taylor & Francis

Scenario training in police academies: developing students’ higher-level thinking skills

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1477-271X
eISSN
1561-4263
DOI
10.1080/15614263.2011.563970
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Abstract

Staff at Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) developed a Problem-based Learning Exercise (PBLE) to help student officers develop subject-specific policing knowledge as well as higher-level skills such as decision-making, problem-solving and collaboration. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the PBLE by students and training staff indicates that the program is achieving its intended goals. This article describes the development of Idaho’s problem-based learning program, the educational framework of the PBLE, and the view of students regarding the program’s value. The article also includes suggestions from POST staff for agencies considering developing a similar program of their own.

Journal

Police Practice and Research - An International JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 1, 2011

Keywords: police training; scenario; problem-based learning; decision-making; problem-solving

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