Volume 10, Issue 4 (1981)
Self-Managed Professional Development
ABSTRACT: Assuming responsibility for one’s continuing education is the obligation of each professional.At the precertification level, each school psychology student needs to understand the obligation and develop skills and strategies for self-management and evaluation of life-long learning goals. Continuing education, as widely conceptualized, does not provide adequate structure for individual development. Concern has focused on quality of workshops rather than on improvement of individual competency. However, some models have surfaced which enable individuals to examine, plan, and evaluate their continuing professional development needs:these include self-assessment packages. Questions remain concerning how best to broaden individual commitment to professional life-long learning as well as how to develop the skills in practitioners which would facilitate the process.
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