Constructivism Theory

In this essay I will set out an analysis of Constructivism as a learning theory and how it links into police training at a service, organisational and individual level. I will then demonstrate how can be linked to another learning theory competence based learning to complement the training and assessment of police officers at all levels. Having done this I will explain how I apply constructivist praxes in my individual teaching and learning
The teaching that I plan and deliver involves inputs to different courses broadly around investigating crime at a number of different levels from a baseline of no past experience to experienced detectives. Consequently the students that I teach ...

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be students seeking a change of career for example from financial services, teaching, or no specialist past knowledge or recent experience of the learning environment. This I believe is strength in the system in terms of equality and shared experience with everyone starting and experiencing the organisation and delivering a service from the same baseline. Equally the opportunity to diversify into different areas of policing later in service is again open to all. Periodically mostly stemming from neo conservative elements the idea of different entry levels comes into vogue however historically the only time it has been tried it was an abject failure (Trenchard 1932) Currently there is more emphasis on multi agency collaboration to enable problem solving and management of risk in society at the broadest level together with investigation and defensible decision making.
In this context constructivism as a learning theory dovetails well with policing in terms of its goals for ...

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Added: 6/3/2011 09:56:27 PM
Submitted By: rana_0065
Category: Education
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