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Professional Learning and Development for the Health Information Workforce


Crawford, J and Butler-Henderson, K, Professional Learning and Development for the Health Information Workforce, The Health Information Workforce: Current and Future Developments, Springer, K Butler-Henderson, K Day and K Gray (ed), Switzerland, pp. 115-126. ISBN 9783030818494 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-81850-0_7


The Health Informatics, Digital, Data, Information, and kNowledge (HIDDIN) workforce is faced with remaining current and relevant in a landscape experiencing rapid change. This chapter provides a holistic learner, employer, and educator perspective to understand the principles of effective professional learning and development. Concepts of evidence-based practice, constructive alignment, and pedagogy are applied to develop a framework for a principles-based assessment of learning environments and activities. Such a framework is needed by learners, to evaluate available professional learning opportunities more critically. Likewise, employers need to evaluate currency and relevance of learning outcomes prior to investing time and resources into professional development programmes. Lastly, providers of professional development can benefit from self-review against a shared set of quality criteria.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:professional development, professional learning, constructive alignment, professionalism, educational quality
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
ID Code:147808
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2021-11-16
Last Modified:2021-12-06

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