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Learning for safety - Improving effectiveness of scenario-based exercises

Borell, Jonas LU and Eriksson, Kerstin LU (2006) International Workshop on Complex Network and Infrastructure Protection
Abstract
Society protects its citizens against crises and emergencies. Emergency management, and particularly

preparedness for emergency response, can be strengthened through the use of scenario-based exercises.

Since such exercises are expensive, it is of common interest to make efficient use of their results. One way

to enhance existing methods for scenario-based exercise is to improve their learning effectiveness. In this

paper we discuss how improved learning for emergency management can be achieved, based on learning

theory. When using scenario-based exercises, it is important to help learners experience adequate relevance

structures. Training situations should comprise relevant variation.... (More)
Society protects its citizens against crises and emergencies. Emergency management, and particularly

preparedness for emergency response, can be strengthened through the use of scenario-based exercises.

Since such exercises are expensive, it is of common interest to make efficient use of their results. One way

to enhance existing methods for scenario-based exercise is to improve their learning effectiveness. In this

paper we discuss how improved learning for emergency management can be achieved, based on learning

theory. When using scenario-based exercises, it is important to help learners experience adequate relevance

structures. Training situations should comprise relevant variation. Learners should be encouraged to adopt a

deep approach to learning. Holistic organisation of knowledge should be facilitated. Used in the right way,

it seems possible that scenario-based exercises can fulfil these requirements. From this we have put

together practical tips on how to improve learning from scenario-based exercises. (Less)
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learning, preparedness, emergency management, scenario exercise, emergency response
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9 pages
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International Workshop on Complex Network and Infrastructure Protection
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FRIVA
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English
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  abstract     = {Society protects its citizens against crises and emergencies. Emergency management, and particularly<br/><br>
preparedness for emergency response, can be strengthened through the use of scenario-based exercises.<br/><br>
Since such exercises are expensive, it is of common interest to make efficient use of their results. One way<br/><br>
to enhance existing methods for scenario-based exercise is to improve their learning effectiveness. In this<br/><br>
paper we discuss how improved learning for emergency management can be achieved, based on learning<br/><br>
theory. When using scenario-based exercises, it is important to help learners experience adequate relevance<br/><br>
structures. Training situations should comprise relevant variation. Learners should be encouraged to adopt a<br/><br>
deep approach to learning. Holistic organisation of knowledge should be facilitated. Used in the right way,<br/><br>
it seems possible that scenario-based exercises can fulfil these requirements. From this we have put<br/><br>
together practical tips on how to improve learning from scenario-based exercises.},
  author       = {Borell, Jonas and Eriksson, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {learning,preparedness,emergency management,scenario exercise,emergency response},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {9},
  title        = {Learning for safety - Improving effectiveness of scenario-based exercises},
  year         = {2006},
}