Driving change for children and families an example of an interprofessional CPD programme

Meyer, Edgar, Payler, Jane and Humphris, Debra (2007) Driving change for children and families an example of an interprofessional CPD programme At 9th Joint Social Work and Education Conference (JSWEC), United Kingdom. 11 - 13 Jul 2007.


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This paper outlines the rationale, process, and pedagogy of an interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for health, social care and education professionals in Services for Children and Families. The CPD is a flexible programme, currently tailored to the specific needs of a local Children and Young People Directorate to encourage implementation of interprofessional working for children and family services in line with Every Child Matters.
The paper will outline the origins of the programme and situate this within the context of current policies on children and family services. The programme was developed jointly with a local authority that is currently undergoing restructuring in response to the Children’s Act 2004. Therefore, we will discuss how the process of employer engagement has led to a CPD programme that is focused on facilitating practice change and thus became responsive to employer needs.
In addition, the paper will demonstrate aspects of the pedagogy used to encourage genuine collaboration amongst professionals. The programme uses facilitated collaborative interprofessional learning and a problem-based learning approach to further support the changes to interprofessional working in practice.
The CPD is delivered through one of the 74 Centres of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) in England. Inherent is a commitment to evaluation. The paper will outline how this evaluation is mapped across the programme to see how the pedagogic processes work and what the impact of the pedagogy will be on practice over time. The evaluation framework – drawing on social practice theory, activity theory and Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation – will be outlined and preliminary data will be presented setting the baseline against which change is monitored.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: 9th Joint Social Work and Education Conference (JSWEC), United Kingdom, 2007-07-11 - 2007-07-13
ePrint ID: 55748
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July 2007Published
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:42
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55748

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