Faculty Development & Debriefing

Overview of Debriefing and Simulation Learning Theory

Speaker: Asst Prof Scott B. Crawford
Date: 2​ November 201​7 (Thu)  | Time: 1600 - 1730
LocationAcademia, Level 1, L1-S3
Workshop Level: Intermedia​​te​ to Advanced

Debriefing is a core element to simulation-based education. Without debriefing, there is no place for self-reflection,  contextualisation, and integration of existing knowledge with experience that will drive critical thinking and advancement of knowledge; transferring from fact acquisition to behavioural action to knowledge and skill development. 

This workshop​ will review the terminology and background behind debriefing and describe important features that should be encouraged to enhance the environment and learner experience that are specific to the operations aspect of simulation. While often an educator-centric topic, this workshop will describe how simulation centre staff can improve the delivery of debriefing by working with educators to improve logistical requirements, and aid in the review of techniques and suggest improvements to current practice.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the purpose of debriefing for simulation education.  
  2. Discuss various models for debriefing.
  3. Understand tips and tricks for debriefing the difficult learner.
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