Tag Archives: critical thinking

RescueDigest Resources: Classroom Activities for Critical Thinking, Teamwork, and Soft Skills

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. “Teamwork makes the difference between 'three musketeers' and 'three stooges!'" As a profession, emergency services is nearly unique in it’s demands for providers to be able to act as both coordinated team members and independent operators. Critical concepts such as group dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, followership, and interpersonal communications can be ...

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Hard Times for Soft Skills

Hard Times for Soft Skills revised from the NAEMSE Educator Update Summer 2014  Are so-called “Soft Skills” such as critical thinking, leadership, professionalism, adaptability, and teamwork important for today’s emergency responder? If so, then why aren’t we teaching them?

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RescueDigest Resources: Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education: Teaching not just “how”, but “why”! An emergency responder who is an independent thinking is a valuable commodity.  It’s clear that critical thinking must be part of an education program in order to teach students to become intelligent, compassionate and skillful emergency responders. But ...

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