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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Moore, Susan S. Jr.
Author's Email Address ssmoore@earthlink.com
URN etd-52998-154343
Title Continuing Professional Education for the Dietitian: A Critical Analysis of the Professional Development 2001 Model from an Adult Education Lens
Degree Master of Science
Department Adult and Continuing Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Boucouvalas, Marcie Committee Chair
Combs, Letitia A. Committee Member
Smith, Linda Committee Member
Keywords
  • Professional Development 2001
  • Adult Education
  • Dietitians
Date of Defense 1998-04-22
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Professional Development 2001 has been proposed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a new system for recredentialing dietetic practitioners to better ensure professional development. Changes include self-directed learning and reflective inquiry, new, unfamiliar concepts to this profession. To date, neither the Commission on Dietetic Registration nor the American Dietetic Association have offered a systematic review of these concepts and their implications for practice. As practitioners begin to consider this proposal in relation to their practice, the broader perspective of adult education research and theory can provide insight, depth and context to enlighten its use. A critical analysis was undertaken to demonstrate how Professional Development 2001 embodies the concepts of self-directed learning, reflective inquiry, and lifelong-learning and why these concepts are important as a means of assuring professional competence. Implications for practice are discussed.

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