Professions, Competence and Informal Learning

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 337 pages
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This book takes a fresh look at professions - their history and sociology, and at the nature both of professional practice and professional competence.
 

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Contents

1 When is a job a profession?
3
a brief history of professions
15
professions in the twentyfirst century
34
a problematic concept?
53
modelling professional competence
78
testing and revising the professional competence model
100
7 Professional competence through the eyes of professionals
119
how professionals do what they do
130
how professionals learn informally
183
maximising informal learning within professional development programmes
210
getting the most from your learning opportunities
225
a look at continuing professional development
239
international issues in professional development
253
where are professions heading?
269
Research methods
285
Occupational competence mix diagrams for sampled professions
291

a look at learning theories of relevance to professional development
145
from novice to expert in professional practice
159
a critical look at some techniques used in developing professionals
168

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