Does Training in a Synthetic Environment Work? Emergency Intersection Clearing: Skill Acquisition and Skill Transfer

Show simple item record Kratzig, Gregory P. 2011-04-13T19:39:21Z 2011-04-13T19:39:21Z 2011-04-01
dc.description.abstract Each year, throughout North America, hundreds of people die in collisions that are a direct result of an emergency responder driving to a call. Finding ways to decrease this has become increasingly important, and one of these ways may be using simulator technology. While simulators have been used with great success in the areas of pilot and medical training, research using driving simulators in a law enforcement environment is sparse. This paper will provide evidence that will begin to fill the research gaps, by providing empirical evidence that systematically investigates how using driving simulators will not only enhance emergency response instruction, but will provide training opportunities that we could not previously teach. We have optimized time spent on training through the use of specific driving scenarios which are designed to provide clear evidence needed to achieve intersection clearing proficiency in a simulator. Although evidence of the transferability of skills from a simulated driving environment to a real world setting has been missing, this paper will report on the results of two years of research conducted with over 1500 police cadets trained at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy (RCMP) in Regina Saskatchewan. Using only 7 simulator scenarios, cadets are achieving maximum performance proficiency in a driving simulator. This proficiency has transferred into optimal performance in a real world training situation. This instructional method has reduced classroom sessions, and has permitted cadets to begin training in a police-training vehicle at level that previously first occurred in the field. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 1.3 en_US
dc.subject Synthetic environment en_US
dc.subject Simulator training en_US
dc.subject Skill acquisition en_US
dc.subject Skill transfer en_US
dc.title Does Training in a Synthetic Environment Work? Emergency Intersection Clearing: Skill Acquisition and Skill Transfer en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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