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Re-thinking continuing professional development through changing metaphors and location in professional practices

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2012, 00:00 authored by David BoudDavid Boud, Paul Hager
Many professions have requirements for professional development activities to ensure continuing registration or membership. These commonly focus on participation in a limited range of activities. This paper questions the assumptions behind such approaches and what alternatives might be considered. It explores the suitability of metaphors used for continuing professional education and suggests that continuing professional development might be better conceptualised within practice theory. It identifies what a practice theory view of continuing professional development might involve and discusses the implications, particularly the notion of locating development within the practices of work.

History

Journal

Studies in continuing education

Volume

34

Issue

1

Pagination

17 - 30

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0158-037X

eISSN

1470-126X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Taylor & Francis