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Independent learning among general practice trainees: an initial survey

By John Bligh

Abstract

Self-directed learning is a natural way for adults to learn. Vocational training for general practice is a preparation for unsupervised clinical work that will be supported, in the main, by continuing medical education. This study uses the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale to investigate factors influencing readiness for such learning among a sample of general practice trainees. Three principal factors emerged from analysis: enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning; a positive self-concept as a learner and a factor suggesting the possibility of a 'reproducing' orientation to learning. These factors may reflect approaches to learning in general rather than these adopted for professional learning, but offer helpful pointers for the development of both vocational training and of continuing medical education

Topics: R Medicine (General)
Publisher: 'Wiley'
Year: 1992
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1992.tb00212.x
OAI identifier: oai:http://orca.cf.ac.uk:56303
Provided by: ORCA
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