How to be a good professional: existentialist continuing professional development (CPD)

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Mulvey, R. 2013. How to be a good professional: existentialist continuing professional development (CPD). British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 41 (3), pp. 267-276.
AuthorsMulvey, R.
Abstract

This article reflects on the construct and practice of continuing professional development (CPD) and its significance for the professional careers workforce. The article presents the idea of the CPD triad and considers how professional bodies, employers and individuals can each benefit from a practitioner's ongoing commitment to continuing professional development. The tension between the practitioner's quest for lifelong learning is set against professional body demands, leading to the conclusion that these are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Consideration is given to propositional, practical and procedural knowledge, and to overall competence. The article explores an existentialist approach to professional learning, and concludes that, along with personal agency, this could usefully be adopted by career practitioners to weather turbulent times.

JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Journal citation41 (3), pp. 267-276
ISSN1469-3534
0306-9885
Year2013
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publisher's version
License
CC BY
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2013.773961
Publication dates
Print26 Mar 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Mar 2015
Accepted03 Mar 2013
Copyright information© 2013 The Author(s). Published by Routledge. This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
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