Workplace uncertainty and prof. development LO20598

Peter Hindmarsh (
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 16:16:15 +1100 (EST)

My name is Peter Hindmarsh, and I am looking for qualified professionals -
any profession - for a research project for my Master's degree. The aim
of the project is to identify and describe major influences of work based
uncertainty on learning for continuing professional development. Can
anyone in the group help me contact qualified professionals for a semi
structured interview ( by email, or tape ( or personnaly if close by). The
discussion would take about an hour of the volunteer's time.

The professional will now be:
unemployed, or
working temporarily in another job or industry, or
working part time, or
working from home, or
working as an independant consultant

The person may be 'between jobs' ( eg someone raising a family or has been
ill). The person may have been downsized, outsourced, or learned and
earned qualifications overseas that are not now recognised.

However, subjects I am seeking may continue in the profession if given a
choice, and want to stop their existing knowledge becoming obsolete. Hence
an interest in informal or self directed continuing professional

The discussion we have will explore:
Do you believe independent professionals have special learning needs?
What influences do changes in the workplace have on your professional
learning and practice?
What must an individual contribute to remain qualified to practice for
professional work?
How long does professional knowledge last? How soon before what you learned
to qualify is obsolete?

Thanks for any appropriate people you can encourage to contact me
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