Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. LouAnn Bierlein-Palmer
Policing strategies have gravitated toward a consensus paradigm model, commonly referred to as "community policing." This is a significant paradigm shift, yet most police academies continue to use traditional lecture-based pedagogical methods to train police officers. One possible alternative to passive lecture-based teaching is a more active problem-based learning. Problem-based methodologies consist of presenting ill-structured problems whereby an instructor facilitates and directs the students in active inquiry toward possible solutions for a specific problem.
Vander Kooi, Gregory P., "Problem-Based Learning: an Attitudinal Study of Police Academy Students" (2006). Dissertations. 959.