Military Teachers & Empathy

Research Paper Title What are the Perceptions of Teachers in the Military about Empathy. Abstract This dissertation examines the perceptions of soldiers within a military education establishment on the subject of empathy. Perceptions were explored on a range of issues including the meaning of empathy, the advantages and disadvantages of empathic approaches in educational contexts… Read More

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Defence College of Technical Training: An MOD Case Study

Research Paper Title Case Study – Ministry of Defence. Abstract For four years between 2009 and 2013 Colonel Garry Hearn, a serving army officer with over 35 years’ experience, was the principal of a large, then Defence College for Communications and Information Systems (renamed Defence School of CIS in 2012). This was a multi-site college with over 1,000 staff, 600 of which were trainers… Read More

Beyond Stereotyping: Understanding Student Readiness for Network Centric Learning

Research Paper Title Beyond Stereotyping: Understanding Student Readiness for Network Centric Learning Abstract Many commentators and educators credit commencing university students from the ‘Net’ or ‘Y’ generation with being well versed in the use of today’s wide range of sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICT) such as the latest Web 2.0 applications and services. Yet to date few… Read More

UK Armed Forces: Effectiveness of Instructor Behaviours & their Relationship to Leadership

Research Paper Title Effectiveness of instructor behaviours and their relationship to leadership. Background This study analysed qualitatively the nature of instructor behaviours and their relationship to leadership. Methods The Critical Incident Technique was used to collect effective and ineffective incidents of instructor behaviour in military training from both instructors’ and trainees’ perspectives (total incidents ¼ 1150, effective ¼… Read More