Instructional Design and the Training of Chaplains for Combat Medical Ministry.

Author:  Zachary Tippetts, Department of Pastoral Ministry Training, Army Medical Department

Abstract:

In an organization as vast as the United States Army, there are many different instructional design applications that can provide different kinds of insight into the field. This article presents how instructional design practice and principles have been applied in the Combat and Emergency Medical Ministry Course presented by the Department of Pastoral Ministry Training (DPMT) at the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School. Lessons learned include reminders as to the powerful impact training can have on the target audience (and its audience, too) and of some of the basic principles of instructional design that sometimes are forgotten amidst the many activities instructional designers perform.

Key Words: instructional design, design practice, basic principles

 

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