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ERIC Number: EJ797110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1382-4996
Thought for Application and Application with Thought: Issues in Theoretical Thinking and Practical Wisdom
Jenkins, Sandra K.; Thomas, Mary Beth
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v10 n2 p115-123 Jun 2005
Both theoretical thinking and practical wisdom are used by health professionals in their clinical practice. Lately, discussion has centered on the abstract phrase "theory-practice gap." The health profession is not the only discipline that seeks unity in theory and practice issues. Education is also building bridges in this arena. One reoccurring myth is the notion that theory and practice are separate; as a result, this gives a mistaken impression that theory serves no purpose in practice. Discussion of the issues in this paper includes definitions of theoretical thinking and practical wisdom, theoretical and practical knowledge development, and relevance to health professional's education, practice and science. These issues must be communicated to practitioners, educators and theorists. A collective definition to begin communication is proposed and suggestions are offered for addressing key issues.
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Language: English
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