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Learning theories and interprofessional education: a user's guide

Hean, Sarah, Craddock, Deborah and O'Halloran, Cath (2009) Learning theories and interprofessional education: a user's guide. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8 (4). pp. 250-262. ISSN 1473-6853

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    Abstract

    There is increasing interest in the theoretical underpinning of interprofessional education (IPE) and writers in this field are drawing on a wide range of disciplines for theories that have utility in IPE. While this has undoubtedly enriched the research literature, for the educational practitioner, whose aim is to develop and deliver an IPE curriculum that has sound theoretical underpinnings, this plethora of theories has become a confusing, and un-navigable quagmire. This article aims to provide a compass for those educational practitioners by presenting a framework that summarizes key learning theories used in IPE and the relationship between them. The study reviews key contemporary learning theories from the wider field of education used in IPE and the explicit applications of these theories in the IPE literature to either curriculum design or programme evaluation. Through presenting a broad overview and summary framework, the study clarifies the way in which learning theories can aid IPE curriculum development and evaluation. It also highlights areas where future theoretical development in the IPE field is required.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 15:56
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:54
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7230

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