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Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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Game-based learning intervention

This intervention explores the use of games-based learning for police training in a ‘first response child interviewing’ situation, which is when the police officer is the first person to arrive on a crime scene and needs to question a child witness about the incident. The intervention was designed to specifically overcome the tricky topics of ‘Rapport’ and ‘Appropriate questions’.

Through further discussions the following stumbling blocks and problem examples for each tricky topic were identified. Note another slightly different format for the tricky topics structure, developed for easier direct digital input.

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Figure 9 Rapport tricky topic
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Figure 10 Appropriate questions (interview technique) tricky topic