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Utvärdering av studiecirkelbaserad motorsågskörkortsutbildning

Lindroos, Ola (2009). Utvärdering av studiecirkelbaserad motorsågskörkortsutbildning. Technical Report. Umeå: (S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik ; 246

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A large number of people in Sweden use chainsaws and injuries are unfortunately common. To decrease the number of injuries a voluntarily ’chainsaw driver license’ has been developed, and is awarded individuals who through theoretical and practical examinations have proved their skills in safe chainsaw work. To get prepared for the examinations, educations are available either as courses or as study circles. Study circles are signified by the lack of formal tutor and are therefore based on participatory learning. The study circle based education is mainly aimed for the large number of non-professional chainsaw users. The aim of the study was to evaluate the study circle education’s short and medium term effects on theoretical knowledge in safe chainsaw work. Moreover, it aimed for identifying demands, drivers and obstacles for chainsaw education among self-employed forest owners. The theoretical examination was redone by 31 unprepared individuals a little more than one year after they had undergone study circle education and approval for the B-level chainsaw driver license. The test results was on average one point lower (6 %) and 74 % of the individuals did still pass the approval limit. To take the chainsaw driver license through study circle education implies, hence, that the participants more than a year after the examination still remembers and consequently have the possibility to employ the theoretical knowledge that is considered necessary for safe and efficient chainsaw work. Study circle participants were generally very satisfied with the education and felt that they had reached the educational goals. Long-lasting knowledge and pleased participants indicates the appropriateness of study circles for chainsaw education. How well the education’s practical elements are managed and applied after the examination is, however, unknown for both study circles and other educational forms. Hence, further research on the topic is recommended. The opinion to chainsaw education was investigated among visitors to the forest fair SkogsNolia 2007 and among persons recommended by those who redid the theoretical examination. Drivers for educational interest were connected to both work safety and efficiency, but the willingness to pay was very low. Neither age, sex nor forest ownership affected the interest or the willingness to pay. Relatively un-experienced chainsaw users seem to be easiest to recruit for chainsaw education. However, for novices the requirement of own equipment might be repelling while most experienced individuals not are likely to consider the education useful. The education was preferred to be given intensively during nights and week-ends, which is a combination of the set-up of study circles and courses. Consequently, both educational forms seem to be needed.

Authors/Creators:Lindroos, Ola
Title:Utvärdering av studiecirkelbaserad motorsågskörkortsutbildning
Series Name/Journal:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Year of publishing :2009
Number of Pages:49
Place of Publication:Umeå
Publisher:Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area technology > Forest engineering
Keywords:Chainsaw, study circle, education, market survey, family forestry
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ID Code:3645
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Deposited By: Ola Lindroos
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:23

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