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The newly introduced CPD structures of post-registration training and learning requirements for registered social workers are already under review to examine whether they are ‘fit for purpose’. Quite what ‘fit’ might mean is no clearer than what the ‘purpose’ of CPD should be in the fast changing world of health and social care services. The theoretical arguments that I will advance in this paper set out to problematise some of the current conceptions of social work CPD. I will maintain that the continuing professional development and education of social workers requires a more fundamental analysis in order that ‘people and practices’ can be prioritised. This paper will draw upon social theory and psychological constructivist perspectives with arguments being illustrated through reference to policy documents in this field as well as a small empirical study of post-qualification CPD students carried out by the author.
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|Copyright Holders:||2008 The Author|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Social Work
Health and Social Care
|Depositing User:||Barry Cooper|
|Date Deposited:||17 Sep 2010 09:19|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 11:03|
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