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Building the bridge between education and experience: The case for experiential learning in emergency management education

Wayne P. Bergeron, DSc

Abstract


While the increasing professionalism of the Emergency Management (EM) field has brought great benefits and opportunities, increasingly the bar to entry into the profession has been on a steep incline with ever increasing mandatory and preferred requirements for EM job applicants it seems. For the EM student or new EM graduate with limited experience opportunities, this can be a severe handicap in the quest to secure a viable entry level EM position. Experiential Learning provides an excellent solution to this problem.


Keywords


Experiential Learning, EM education, career opportunities

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2019.0416

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