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Nyman, Carina
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Lauritz, L. E., Åström, E., Nyman, C. & Klingvall, M. (2013). Police students’ learning preferences: suitable responses from the learning environment. Policing: an international Journal of Police Strategies and Managment, 7(2), 195-203
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2013 (English)In: Policing: an international Journal of Police Strategies and Managment, ISSN 1363-951X, E-ISSN 1758-695X, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 195-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature reveals the following pattern: that police students worldwide prefer on-the-job training to theoretical, academic studies. In this study, using a Swedish version of Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory, we test the learning preferences of Swedish police students in two groups, one at the beginning and one at the end of their studies. The students score quite far along what in the inventory is labelled the pragmatic side of the transforming axis, as opposed to the reflective side. Two alternative responses to this fact are discussed. The first is for the education programme to adapt to this learning preference and use mainly hands-on learning activities that fit the students’ preferences. The other is to take the opposite route and activate the students’ less-preferred side. The article argues for both ways but emphasizes the second as a means of training students’ general learning capabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60459 (URN)10.1093/police/pas009 (DOI)
Projects
Nordic Safety and Security
Available from: 2012-10-14 Created: 2012-10-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Nygren, L., Nyman, C. & Scheid, C. (2007). Social Work Students´ Use of Knowledge in Direct Practice: Reasons, Strategies and Effects. Social Work and Society, 5(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Work Students´ Use of Knowledge in Direct Practice: Reasons, Strategies and Effects
2007 (English)In: Social Work and Society, E-ISSN 1613-8953, Vol. 5, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7331 (URN)
Available from: 2008-11-16 Created: 2008-11-16 Last updated: 2024-02-28Bibliographically approved
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