The evolving field of emergency medical services (EMS) requires professional educators who are knowledgeable about teaching and learning strategies; classroom management; assessment and evaluation; technology in learning; legal implications in education; program infrastructure design; and administering programs of excellence to meet state and national accreditation guidelines. Foundations of Education: An EMS Approach, Third Edition provides EMS educators with the tools, ideas, and information necessary to succeed in each of these areas.
The content reflects how current educational knowledge and theory uniquely apply to EMS students, educators, and programs.
This textbook is used in the NAEMSE Instructor Courses, and is an excellent reference for all EMS educators, as well as educators in allied health professions.
In addition to foundational topics such as teaching philosophy and classroom management, the text covers brain-based learning, emerging technologies, assessment strategies, and accreditation and program evaluation. It guides educators to write objectives, prepare lesson plans, and deliver education in engaging ways to maximize student learning. Grounded in this information, EMS educators can promote effective education regardless of the type of course or setting.
- Covers current educational theory and teaching methodologies specific to EMS
- Meets and exceeds the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors
- Offer practical advice and scenarios in the form of the features Teaching Tips and Case in Point