This new edition of the basic resource has been substantially restructured and updated to reflect the very latest CPD requirements and includes several new chapters. It reviews current policy on CPD and discusses the theoretical basis for maintaining competence and for adult learning, whilst providing practical guidance on how to develop a strategy for professional and career development, and on portfolio preparation that shows evidence of professional updating and CPD.
About the author Auldeen Alsop is Emeritus Professor and former Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. Throughout her career she has held a number of positions in practice, education and research in the UK and also as a commissioner of CPD education for health professionals in South Yorkshire. She holds a Fellowship of the College of Occupational Therapists for her work in developing the profession. Auldeen has published widely on practice learning and CPD and has presented and developed her work internationally, notably in Australia, Canada and South Africa.
Preface vi Acknowledgements ix 1 Lifelong learning and continuing professional development 1 2 Regulation of allied health and social care professionals 12 3 The professional portfolio 22 4 The process of continuing professional development 34 5 Learning to learn 47 6 Learning with others 58 7 Learning in the workplace 68 8 Scholarly activity and research for the practitioner 84 9 Learning to write and writing to learn 101 10 Career development 114 11 CPD and career development for academics 125 12 Leadership and professional development 136 13 Learning strategies and CPD for support workers 146 14 Learning for leisure and pleasure 153 Index 159