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Methodology: Interactive Learning

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy and the National Law Enforcement Training Unit have modified all courses to incorporate the most advanced teaching techniques. No longer are course candidates expected to sit and absorb knowledge by listening to the traditional lecture mode of instruction. Instead, the candidates are asked to actively participate in the learning process.

Today's methods focus on adult learning. The instructor/facilitator facilitates the learning process, and while lectures as a means of training have not disappeared, they have been complemented by such methods as Problem-based Learning, Individualized Instructional Modules and research assignments.

Problem-based Learning, which includes scenarios, is one of our most popular and successful instructional methods. It allows the candidates to practice what they have learned under the guidance of their course facilitator and other resource personnel, who then provide the feedback creating a dynamic learning environment.