Continuous professional development via self-directed learning amongst social work professionals

Gregory Hadwen, Laura Galloway

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    This paper stems from the work done in the emerging area of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and its impact on Self-Directed Learning (SDL) within the learning organisation. It focuses on a research question raised during research on what Social Workers (SWs) want in terms of information. In a poorly researched profession, the paper attempts to examine how a sample of SW professionals and practitioners based in local government are currently accessing and using information within the context of self-directed learning. © 2008, Inderscience Publishers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)346-363
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


    • Continuous Professional Development
    • CPD
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Information
    • Knowledge sharing
    • Multi-agency environments
    • New technology
    • SDL
    • Self-Directed Learning
    • Social work


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