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Developing Reflective Practice in Police Firearms Instruction.

Francis-Smythe, Jan (1999) Developing Reflective Practice in Police Firearms Instruction. In: International Conference on Lifelong Learning: Policy, Practice and Possibility., 9th - 11th July, 1999, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)


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This paper reports collaboration between University College Worcester and the Firearms School of West Mercia Constabulary to design, develop, implement and evaluate a national course for authorised firearms officers to become firearms instructors. The report charts its development from the time of involvement by University College Worcester and the way it has been changed to meet the needs of students. The course is based on the principles of reflective practice, encouraging firearms instructors to engage in lifelong learning as part of their continuing professional development. This central principle of reflective practice is explored in the context of the aims, delivery and outcomes of the course. Those officers who successfully complete the course are awarded the Instructors Certificate of the ACPO Firearms Committee. In addition, it is planned to award a credit accumulated transfer rated Certificate in Education to those officers who also pass the assessment set by University College Worcester.

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University College Worcester West Mercia Constabulary, England Paper presented at the International Conference on Lifelong Learning: policy, practice and possibility July 9 -11 1999 University College Worcester

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: reflective practice, reflection, evaluation, firearms officers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Jan Francis-Smythe
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2008 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:25

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