Professor Rachel Mulvey How to be a good

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Professor Rachel Mulvey How to be a good professional? Existentialist CPD.

Professor Rachel Mulvey How to be a good professional? Existentialist CPD.

The CPD triad employer Professional body practitioner

The CPD triad employer Professional body practitioner

CPD as moral duty • Because ethical practice is about doing the right thing

CPD as moral duty • Because ethical practice is about doing the right thing • And about making defensible choices in your professional practice • And about being the kind of professional you want to be

Existentialist CPD • • How did I get into this? Where am I going?

Existentialist CPD • • How did I get into this? Where am I going? Is CPD minimum requirements activity, or Opportunity for life-long learning, challenge and growth? Cooper, B. (2010)

Competence: proven ability, catch all for what helps to do a job well, or

Competence: proven ability, catch all for what helps to do a job well, or to get a job done • Skill: • Technique that contributes to a capacity to do something well • Usually learned or acquired • Knowledge: • Outcome of assimilation of information through learning

Knowledge can be • Propositional: knowing that (savoir) • Practical: knowing how (savoir faire)

Knowledge can be • Propositional: knowing that (savoir) • Practical: knowing how (savoir faire) • Procedural: knowing how to be (savoir être)

Junior Doctors, Episode 4. BBC Three, 15/3/11, 21 h. “It’s fine with like staff.

Junior Doctors, Episode 4. BBC Three, 15/3/11, 21 h. “It’s fine with like staff. I do wish I looked a bit older with patients sometimes. I do feel they don’t take me seriously. And they never think I’m the doctor, ever. In fact I go in and say ‘I’m Suzi, I’m one of the doctors’. It’s my opening line for every patient” [Suzi, aged 24, F 1]

 • Kier: “I wouldn’t even do that. I’d say: My name is Dr

• Kier: “I wouldn’t even do that. I’d say: My name is Dr Batchelor” • Suzi: “But that’s just like, not me though. ” (emphasis added)

Mid-career learning is where CPD takes place • • • Doing things at work

Mid-career learning is where CPD takes place • • • Doing things at work Seeking learning opportunities Meeting challenges at work Feeling supported Confidence and mastery are key Eraut (2008)

Permitting existentialist CPD • • • Not acting but inhabiting the role Noticing: actions

Permitting existentialist CPD • • • Not acting but inhabiting the role Noticing: actions and feelings Adjusting to my new identity Allowing myself to become Being the professional I want to be