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NCJ Number: 201151 Find in a Library
Title: Training Tree: Envisioning an Instructional System
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:51  Issue:6  Dated:June 2003  Pages:60-61
Author(s): Greg Connor
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 2
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the concept of the "training tree," which provides a visual image of the design and delivery of the training effort.
Abstract: Following the components of an actual tree, the "training tree" has six distinct components: the roots, which provide for subject origin and foundation; the trunk, which encompasses the fundamentals of function; the limbs, which are a natural extension of the more specialized structure; the branches, which diverge in their topical scope and specificity; the twigs, which depict an even greater degree of skill specialization; and the leaves, which are symbolic of the ongoing scenario/simulation training that is directed toward development, maintenance, and growth. In addition, the "tree" has both stage-I and stage-II designations, which apply when issues are addressed regarding the parameters of training requirements and performance responsibilities. All of the parts of the "tree" produce the whole, as the tree emerges as a systemic structure destined to flourish in the enforcement environment, providing a foundation for safe and effective performance. A tree can be used not only in depicting the overall training structure, but also in portraying a specific training curriculum; for example, this article includes a description of the "training tree" for Exigent Vehicle Operation.
Main Term(s): Police training models
Index Term(s): Instructional aids; Police training programs; Teaching/training techniques
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