The Importance Of Lifelong Learning ( Lll ) And Continuing Professional Development

2000 Words Jan 16th, 2015 8 Pages
This essay will discuss the significance of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in relation to adult nursing. It has been suggested that LLL is too difficult to define, however it has been suggested that it is participated throughout life. It is important to discuss LLL, as it has many benefits within the healthcare system, as well as everyday life. This essay will explore reflection as a skill important to adult nurses, as this is vital in order to evaluate their own learning, which can encourage improvement of LLL. Reflection in action and on action can also influence the successful outcome of LLL. The attribute chosen to discuss will be self-motivation, due to the fact that this can lead to more efficient self-directed study, thus impacting on the professional’s overall learning experience. Extrinsic and intrinsic motivational factors can also impact on the success of LLL.
Oliver (1999) has suggested that LLL is a difficult concept to define, as it can be seen as too broad a topic to give an appropriate definition. Because of this, he states that professionals should be wary of potential over-generalisations of the term. However, he describes CPD as continuously participated in throughout life, from childhood into adulthood. This is a very important point; however one criticism of this information is that it could be considered as outdated. Nevertheless, research continues to support the point Oliver proposes. Jarvis (2008) suggests that…
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