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Learning and usefulness of collaboration exercises: A study of thethree level collaboration (3LC) exercises between the police, ambulance andrescue services
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6358-3528
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Specialist Nursing programme. University of Gothenburg.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9463-7341
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, ISSN 0280-7270, Vol. 33, no 3, 428-467 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article, we studied collaboration exercises (3LC) between the rescue services, ambulance services, and police force, which were developed to enhance learning and usefulness. The exercises’ structure was based on identified deficiencies in previous collaboration exercises. The purpose was to test the exercise model in terms of learning and usefulness. Ten 3LC exercises were observed. A total of 65 semi-structured interviews were conducted (2011–2014) in connection with the exercises. The exercises contained across-boundary elements, seminars, and interactive documentation. The participants were given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and critically reflect on their efforts. During the seminars, the individual actions were analyzed, which led to alternative strategies that were subsequently tested in a repeated exercise. Our results demonstrate that repetitive features and seminars during collaboration exercises promote learning toward an organic behavior and usefulness in the actual incident work.

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Research Committee on Disasters, International Sociological Association , 2015. Vol. 33, no 3, 428-467 p.
Keyword [en]
Three Level Collaboration (3LC), Exercise, Learning, Usefulness, Sweden
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Public Administration Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Business Administration Work Sciences
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Public administration; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8830OAI: diva2:885659
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2015-12-20 Created: 2015-12-20 Last updated: 2015-12-21Bibliographically approved

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