The provision of continuing professional development in the natural sciences at the University of Stellenbosch

Authors

  • Liezel Frick University of Stellenbosch
  • Chris Kapp University of Stellenbosch

Abstract

Continuing professional development (CPD) gains relevance and prominence in a global society characterised by constant change and a consumer-driven market economy. Competence, accountability, professionalism and lifelong learning are concepts currently requiring professionals to improve their expertise continuously. This article reports on the providers and the provision of CPD within a particular professional field, namely the natural sciences in higher education. The findings are based on the literature and a qualitative study conducted in the Faculty of Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This mapping of the provision of CPD will provide an insight into current practice within the field, which could assist in determining future initiatives.

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Published

2006-08-25

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