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Continuous professional development via self-directed learning amongst social work professionals

Georgy Hadwen and Laura Galloway

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2008, vol. 8, issue 4, 346-363

Abstract: This paper stems from the work done in the emerging area of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and its impact on Self-Directed Learning (SDL) within the learning organisation. It focuses on a research question raised during research on what Social Workers (SWs) want in terms of information. In a poorly researched profession, the paper attempts to examine how a sample of SW professionals and practitioners based in local government are currently accessing and using information within the context of self-directed learning.

Keywords: social work; knowledge sharing; self-directed learning; SDL; continuous professional development; CPD; evidence-based practice; information; multi-agency environments; new technology; learning organisations; social workers. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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