JDR Vol.12 No.4 pp. 782-791
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0782


Experience-Based Training in Earthquake Evacuation for School Teachers

Kyosuke Takahashi*,†, Hitoshi Inomo*, Wataru Shiraki**, Chikako Isouchi**, and Mari Takahashi**

*Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University
2217-20 Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0396, Japan

Corresponding author

**Institute of Education, Research and Regional Cooperation for Crisis Management Shikoku (IECMS), Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan

January 30, 3017
May 17, 2017
Online released:
July 28, 2017
August 1, 2017
training system, virtual reality, disaster reduction education, school disaster reduction, earthquake

This study proposes experience-based training in evacuation due to earthquakes for school teachers. The purpose is for school teachers to develop their practical disaster response capabilities to save lives. Although disaster reduction education is important, conventional disaster reduction education in schools in Japan has been delivered in accordance with procedures from the education manual for disaster reduction. Conventional education materials may provide knowledge and skills in disaster reduction, but in order to take appropriate action as a disaster unfolds, it is important to develop practical capabilities by using the knowledge and skills acquired. In this study, we propose a method of training aimed at developing practical disaster response capabilities. We propose experience-based evacuation training to raise the response capabilities of school teachers. The proposed method employs a training simulator that reproduces disaster situations through a mixture of real and virtual space. An example of the training is provided to demonstrate its usefulness and that of the training simulator.

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