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ERIC Number: EJ824038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Dimensions of Learning for Long-Term Professional Development: Comparing Approaches from Education, Business and Medical Contexts
Hoban, Garry F.; Erickson, Gaalen
Journal of In-service Education, v30 n2 p301-324 Jun 2004
This article analyses the nature of learning in three long-term professional development approaches from different disciplines--teacher research as used in educational contexts, action learning as used in business contexts, and problem-based learning as used in medical contexts. The lens used for analysis focuses on three dimensions or influences on learning--the action setting, personal influences and sociocultural influences. Although the dimensions are present in each approach, they have a different emphasis. It is argued that planning for long-term professional development needs to consider all three dimensions in conjunction because the key for sustainability in professional development is the dynamic interplay between the dimensions. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia