Technical Memorandum – A Training Evaluation Framework for PSTC MilObs Course


  1. Thomson, M.H.
  2. Brown, A.L.
  3. Tario, C.D.
  4. Adams, B.D.
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Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
A current Applied Research Project (ARP) of the Collaborative Performance and Learning Section (CPL) at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto explores moral and ethical decision-making (MEDM) in Canadian Forces (CF) operations (16kk, 16re02). A major focus in this program of research has been field studies conducted at the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Kingston. CF personnel preparing to deploy as United Nations Military Observers (UNMOs or Mil Obs) undertake a number of training activities meant to enhance and develop their skills particular to Peace Support Operations (PSO). Over the course of a month long training program, CF personnel receive intensive preparation, using a combination of classroom training and scenario-based training. One such scenario-based exercise simulates a human rights violation. In this scenario, unarmed trainees attempt to negotiate the lives of civilians who are being verbally and physically abused by two armed police. Our research program to date has examined a number of psychological processes during this scenario, such as aspects of moral intensity (physical proximity of the victim, MEFS I), emotion (MEFS II) and teamwork (MEFS III). The current work provides PSTC instructor requested materials that are drawn from the results of these studies. First, we created a set of PowerPoint slides that detail the most critical findings in the three field studies. Second, we generated a list of the op

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moral and ethical decision-making (MEDM);Canadian Forces (CF) operations;Peace Support Operations
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2009-159 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2009
Number of Pages
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