DOI link for About learning
About learning book
In this chapter, the authors consider why their approach to continuing professional development needs to change and how they can begin to achieve this. They look at a model of learning cycle, and then use this as the basis from which to consider how improvements in the learning can take place. Dentist defines his educational need as learning how to improve his injection technique and learning a back-up technique that he can use when the block fails. The authors then explain three elements in the learning cycle: experience, reflection, and learning. They also consider learning opportunities by looking at three areas: how as colleagues we can help each other, how we learn best and how to get the best value from the educational events authors attend. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.