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ERIC Number: EJ1024571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Why Don't They Catch the Baby? A Study of a Simulation of a Critical Incident in Police Education
Sjöberg, David
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v66 n2 p212-231 2014
Vocational education should prepare students for the professional demands of the work. In police education, one way to accomplish this is to simulate specific situations so that students may develop professional knowledge. This article aims to increase the understanding of how simulations support learning of knowledge and skills by investigating how participants make sense of the critical incident they are involved in. To accomplish this, in this study, we have focused on the actions and utterances of the participants. We also used video analysis to analyse the actions of a student police patrol in a simulated critical incident. The participants' passive actions did not fully mimic a critical incident suggesting that they defined the situation as a passive educational situation. The results demonstrated that simulation-based exercises' possibilities for supporting vocational learning depend on such factors as authenticity, role-playing and "simulation competency".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden