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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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FSC 260 - Fire and Emergency Services Instructor

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Theoretical and practical training in developing and instructing fire and emergency services training programs. Includes an exploration of safety and legal issues, adult learning psychology, developing, planning and presenting effective instruction, evaluating student learning, teaching diverse learners, and use of instructional media.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 189
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course concurrently with FSC 189. Meets the requirements for the Arizona State Fire Marshal Instructor I certification and NFPA 1041.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the role of the emergency services instructor.
  2. Define the three learning domains and discuss their significance in the learning process.
  3. Define learning style and discuss the various styles or senses through which students learn.
  4. Deliver a presentation from the instructor guide or lesson plan.
  5. Participate in a critique to discuss presentation techniques.
  6. Explain the purpose of evaluation and describe tasks required for evaluating courses and instructional design.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Discuss characteristics that make an effective instructor.
  2. List the components of the communications model and discuss factors that aid in communicating effectively.
  3. List professional development resources, programs and opportunities.
  4. Discuss how and why instruction is important to the organization.
  5. Explain the instructor’s role in reinforcing safety and following the organization’s safety plan.
  6. Discuss the purpose of copyright laws and the requirements to be followed when using the works of others.
  7. State the importance of maintaining and securing records and reports.
  8. Discuss the instructor’s role in influencing learning.
  9. Define motivations and discuss its major theories, relating them to ways in which instructors can motivate students to learn.
  10. Prepare a presentation using a prepared instructor guide or lesson plan.
  11. Demonstrate appropriate instructional behaviors and mannerisms.
  12. List physical aspects of learning environments and discuss how the setting plays a major role in learning.
  13. Differentiate the types of torts and the significance of each in emergency services training.
  14. Discuss the various aspects of liability and the responsibilities associated with them.
  15. List and discuss the various legal protections available for instructors.
  16. Explain instructor obligations for reporting substance abuse and steps to be taken to assist the suspected abuser.
  17. Discuss how instructional methods affect the process of learning and remembering.
  18. List and discuss various factors that may affect learning and determine those that enhance learning.
  19. List and discuss various characteristics that shape learners and influence their ability.
  20. List and discuss methods that instructors can use to manage individual learners.
  21. List and examine steps for preparing to teach.
  22. Differentiate the various instructional delivery methods and determine those that are appropriate for certain types of emergency services training lessons.
  23. Discuss the requirements and considerations needed for planning practical training evolutions in permanent and acquired facilities.
  24. List the safety steps to consider and implement when planning practical training evolutions.
  25. Determine criteria for selecting the appropriate instructional media.
  26. Demonstrate the operation and use of commonly used instructional media.
  27. Explain the purpose of testing and describe the classification of tests.
  28. Describe and perform methods of scoring and interpreting test data.
  29. Review and apply the steps for creating tests and develop a test that includes each type of test question based on lesson objectives.
  30. Review and apply the steps for evaluating tests and decide whether results indicate accomplishment of the behavioral objective.

  1. Challenges of Emergency Service Instruction
    1. The role of the instructor
    2. Communication model
    3. Importance of instruction
  2. Safety
    1. Instructor’s role in safety
    2. Safety resources
  3. Legal Considerations
    1. Types of laws
    2. Responsibility and liability
    3. Legal protection
  4. Psychology of Learning
    1. Learning processes
    2. Learning styles
    3. Motivation
    4. Learner characteristics
    5. Managing individual learners
  5. Instructional Delivery
    1. Presentation guidelines, methods and techniques
    2. Preparation
  6. Practical Training
    1. Planning
    2. Safety
    3. High-hazard training
  7. Instructional Media
    1. Selecting appropriate media
    2. Utilizing media
    3. Troubleshooting and maintenance
  8. Testing and Evaluation
    1. Purposes of testing
    2. Testing methods and techniques
    3. Creating and evaluating tests
    4. Scoring and interpreting

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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