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Shifts in thinking and practice: reflecting on an applied learning programme

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Cheryl RyanCheryl Ryan
The implementation of the first iteration of a curriculum for an applied learning programme for police trainers received a hostile response from participants. It was perceived as irrelevant and supplanting, rather than augmenting, trainers’ fixed and untested training practices. This paper presents the reflections on my journey as a nonpolice person straddling an outsider-insider position while challenging that which is taken-for-granted and introducing an educative intent, as opposed to a doctrinal, technical intent, to police training. On a daily basis I simultaneously work within and against the prevailing D/discourses and dominant subcultures, while establishing and nurturing relationships with police trainers: being teacher, coach and ‘critical friend’. The response to the second and now third iterations of the learning programme has been increasingly positive, revealing shifts in trainers’ thinking and practice.

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Pagination

1-16

Location

Hobart, Tas.

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  • Yes

Start date

2011-11-27

End date

2011-12-01

ISSN

1324-9320

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2011, Australian Association for Research in Education

Editor/Contributor(s)

Wright J

Title of proceedings

AARE 2011 : Researching Across Boundaries : Proceedings of the 2011 AARE International Research in Education Conference

Event

Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference (2011 : Hobart, Tasmania)

Publisher

Australian Association for Research in Education

Place of publication

[Hobart, Tas.]

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