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Continuing Professional Development in Social Care
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Continuing Professional Development in Social Care



November 2012 | 112 pages | Learning Matters
There has been a recent focus on how practitioners can engage with continuing professional learning and development. This book is written to support and help busy social workers in front line practice, as well as those in leadership and management roles, to achieve the key aims of continuing professional development (CPD) in a post-qualifying social work context.

There are sections on how to engage with CPD at an appropriate level, understanding complex thinking and practices and developing professional reasoning and judgement that can be appropriately recognised and evaluated.

 
Understanding CPD
 
A CPD Learning Cycle
 
Learning for CPD
 
Reflection for CPD
 
Learning Environments for CPD
 
Assessing CPD Learning Output
 
CPD Evidence for Post-Qualifying Programmes
 
Writing up CPD
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Index

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Lynne Rutter

Lynne specialises in professional educational development within post-qualifying (PQ) and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes at the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. Here she has helped design and develop a number of units for both health and social care markets. She facilitates learning about critical thinking, professional reasoning and judgement, evidencing professional learning, leading and enabling others, and service improvement methodology. Lynne’s professional and research interests focus on the nature and development of professional reasoning and... More About Author