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Subjective evidence based ethnography: an alternative to debriefing for large-scale simulation-based training?

Le Bellu, Sophie, Lahlou, Saadi ORCID: 0000-0001-8114-7271, Phelps, Joshua M. and Aandal, Jan (2022) Subjective evidence based ethnography: an alternative to debriefing for large-scale simulation-based training? In: Flandin, Simon, Vidal-Gomel, Christine and Becerril Ortega, Raquel, (eds.) Simulation Training through the Lens of Experience and Activity Analysis: Healthcare, Victim Rescue and Population Protection. Professional and Practice-based Learning. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Cham, CH, 195 - 217. ISBN 9783030895662

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-89567-9_10


Debriefing methods are extensively used in vocational adult education after simulations, but guidelines and structured methods for conducting debriefings lag behind in the literature, even more when comes the necessity to implement them in mass. So, the problem is the following: in a context of simulation-based training, how might we conduct debriefings which enable effective reflection for learners and how to do this on a large scale? This chapter describes how we implemented SEBE (Subjective Evidence -Based Ethnography), a psychological research method based on observation and structured analysis of the learner’s own experience through the prism of Activity Theory, within a police training camp at the Norwegian Police University College. As an alternative to the traditional debriefing provided by the police instructors upon completion of a realistic role-play, 32 police students, organized in pairs and belonging to the same cohort, voluntary participated in a SEBE intervention. Our findings indicate that the SEBE intervention has promising potential to enable professional educators to quickly train large cohorts during simulation exercises and to offer an alternative to traditional debriefing, thus providing a qualitatively different form of reflexivity to learners and new forms of educational material.

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Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
University Structure > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 09:33
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 20:03

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