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Interaction and learning in simulation-based environments

Two related projects are carried out on simulations with a common interest in how professional performance can be trained and assessed in simulation environments. In this regard, both projects connect to longstanding pedagogical debates on the character of knowledge in action as well as recent research on how professional knowledge develops in and through observable interaction.

The first project, Video-assisted debriefings in simulation-based team training is carried out in collaboration between Simulator Centre West in Region Västra Götaland and two faculties at University of Gothenburg: Sahlgrenska Academy and Faculty of Education. Like many other technology intense work places where people’s safety depends on the concerted and timely actions of several team members, the use of simulations in the training of health care professionals has a long tradition. In such contexts, the use of video recordings of scenarios as grounds for feedback is widespread. This project explores how video features in the practice of debriefing of simulation scenarios as a means for reflection. From January 2013 the project is part of a larger one Interprofessional learning in simulation training for the health care professions funded by the Swedish Research Council, which is a collaboration between Linköping University, Karolinska Institute, and University of Gothenburg.

The second project, Training skills and assessing performance in simulation-based learning environments is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Shipping and Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology and the Faculty of Education at University of Gothenburg. The research is connected to the maritime simulator centre that has been built at Chalmers Lindholmen together with Swedish maritime administration. The aim of the project is to investigate the use of advanced simulations in the training and assessment of complex professional performance. The project is co-funded by LETStudio, LinCS, the Department of Education, Communication and Learning and the Department of Shipping and Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology.

More about the projects

For more information about
Video-assisted debriefings in simulation-based team training contact:

Hans Rystedt, E-mail
Elin Johansson, E-mail
Oskar Lindwall, E-mail
Torben Nordahl Amorøe, E-mail



For information about
Training skills and assessing performance in simulation-based learning environments contact:

Hans Rystedt, E-mail
Charlott Sellberg, E-mail
Olle Lindmark, E-mail
Oskar Lindwall, E-mail

Page Manager: Elin Johansson|Last update: 4/10/2013
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