Chapter 6. Learning – The Heart of Practice Development

  1. Kim Manley Manager Head Visiting Professor Visiting Fellow2,
  2. Brendan McCormack Professor leader3 and
  3. Val Wilson Director Professor4,5
  1. Charlotte L. Clarke PhD Professor Associate Dean nurse1 and
  2. Val Wilson Director Professor4,5

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch6

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

How to Cite

Clarke, C. L. and Wilson, V. (2007) Learning – The Heart of Practice Development, in International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare (eds K. Manley, B. McCormack and V. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Resources for Learning and Improving, Royal College of Nursing, UK

  2. 3

    Institute of Nursing Research/School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  3. 4

    The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

  4. 5

    The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 4

    The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

  3. 5

    The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156769

Online ISBN: 9781444319491

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • learning – the heart of practice development;
  • practice development (PD) and development in practice;
  • learning theories in professional and practice development;
  • Kolb's experiential learning cycle;
  • Schon's - ‘problem-solving’ and ‘problem-setting’;
  • primary driver in developing practice and problem-setting;
  • reflective learning processes - central to emancipatory PD (EPD) approach;
  • critical companionship - experienced practitioners helping one another;
  • action learning - reflective inquiry at individual, collective and organisational level;
  • learning theories and processes and practice development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning theories in professional and practice development

  • Strategies for engaging in professional learning in practice development

  • Learning theory in practice development research and service development

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References