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NCJ Number: 194407 Find in a Library
Title: Instructor Guide for Techniques for CSEPP Instructors
Author(s): Edith Jones
Corporate Author: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Washington, DC 20472
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
US Dept of the Army
Washington, DC 20310
Publication Number: ORNL/M-2102
Sale Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides information on adult learning principles, teaching methods, and course evaluation for instructors who are training others to conduct a CSEPP (Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program) training program.
Abstract: Guidance is provided for the initial orientation session. This is followed by a section that discusses the adult learning process. Issues addressed include stimulation of the motivation to learn, making learning practical and active, applying knowledge to solve realistic problems, drawing on experience, and using a variety of teaching methods. Characteristics of an effective instructor are then outlined under the topics of leadership, enthusiasm, acceptance of other people's values, attitude, and language. An overview of the responsibilities of an effective instructor addresses class management, the physical setting, and the learning climate. Descriptions of methods of instruction encompass lecture, group discussions, computer-based instruction, group activities, and demonstration. Presentation techniques are then reviewed, with attention to the instructor's demeanor, mannerisms, use of the hands, eye contact, the use of humor, communication, voice, and body language. A section on instructional aids focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of overheads, videotapes, handouts, flipcharts, and job aids. The guide concludes with guidance for designing an evaluation of the effectiveness of the instruction and procedures for concluding the training.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Counter-terrorism training; Emergency services training; Teaching/training techniques
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