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ERIC Number: EJ1107193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
More than "Continuing Professional Development": A Proposed New Learning Framework for Professional Accountants
Lindsay, Hilary
Accounting Education, v25 n1 p1-13 2016
This paper explores literature relating to continuing professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning to develop an understanding of how the learning landscape has evolved in recent years, both in the accountancy profession and more widely. Three different perspectives on learning are drawn together and this synthesis is used to develop a framework for professional learning. In this, the concepts of CPD and lifelong learning are replaced with "learning relating to professional competence" and "learning relating to career adaptability." The framework also contrasts the learning of an "informed professional," a "competent professional" and a "complete professional." This holistic model, derived from existing literature, will be of interest to professional accountancy bodies and educators of accountants and will inform their ongoing interactions with current and future professional accountants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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