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ERIC Number: EJ1148623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
A Reflection on Continuing Professional Education Research
Brennan, Barrie
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v57 n2 p294-301 Jul 2017
Barrie Brennan's thesis entitled "Continuing Professional Education in Australia. A Tale of Missed Opportunities" offers a history of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Australian context. This paper arose from Brennan's research for his thesis and is focused on issues that arose from the introduction of Australia's national registration regime for select health-related professions. The subjects discussed here are CPE/CPD, but also more general issues related to the National Registration scheme or with questions of the future of professional education. Those involved in these discussions have been linked to the professional associations, university faculties concerned with the education of those in a profession, or those involved with organisations with an interest in a particular area such as learning or how various emerging issues may be dealt with. Brennan comments on having been surprised at the wide range of issues raised and the depth of the concern by some of the need for activity, action, and decisions rather than just another report. The discussion presented in this article suggests that the time appears to be appropriate for the recognition of the government and those who use the services of professionals and who are involved in providing the programs and services that are the backbone for professional practice. The call for the provision of the relevant data for example and the need for an organisation to offer a means by which the area of Continuing Professional Vocational Education and Training may be established and recognised as a key part of the national apparatus to provide a base for these significant programs and activities to be planned, provided, and assessed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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