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ERIC Number: ED282478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Training Knowledge Workers: A New Perspective on Graduate Education.
Ammentorp, William; Chaffin, Paulette
A non-traditional approach to professional training at the graduate level is described. Studies of professional practice are referenced to identify educational requirements for health and human service practitioners. Using a knowledge worker perspective, these requirements are translated into a professional education/learning environment in which the knowledge base of a given field interacts with the technology of practice. Examples from on-going non-traditional programs in health and human service administration and telecommunications management are used to illustrate the education/learning design. Special emphasis is given to the interaction of training and practice and the role of the professional knowledge base in career development. The use of information science technology as the core for a training delivery system is advocated. The results of research on the adult learner indicate that undergraduate models are insufficient guides to program design for the professional adult student. Models that may be promising are based on adult development and/or those that visualize the adult learner as a knowledge worker. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A