Acting in scenario training as a tool for developing professional knowing in police education
2016 (English)In: Nordic Police Research Seminar 2016: (Police) Reforms and Changes in the Police, 2016Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Scenario training is a common and integral part of police education, where students act as police officers in a variety of situations. When conducting scenario training and in the research on learning via scenario training, a predominant focus has been on the students acting as police officers. However, students may also partake as actors with more periphery tasks as for instance crowd following a scene, but they can also take direct action towards the police for instance as rioters or as perpetrators of violence. In the research literature, the learning potential of these secondary roles of students in scenario training has been largely overlooked. In this paper we report on a study of police students experiences of acting in scenario training in other roles than as police officers. The approach of the study was explorative using observations of scenario training, a questionnaire and semi structured interviews with police students at Umeå University. Overall the results show that the students value acting in scenarios in other roles than as police officers as an important tool for developing professional knowing. Hence the results have implications both for educational practitioners and for further research on learning in scenario training.
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learning, police, vocational education, simulation, scenario
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-125826DiVA: diva2:972003
Nordic Police Research Seminar 2016, 8-9 September 2016,