And we are back to the definition of scholarship, research and continuing professional development (CPD), as this has been a topic that has shaped the past week at work.
As discussed a few weeks ago, scholarship can be defined as ‘seeking of knowledge’, while research could be classed as ‘generation of knowledge’. So where does CPD fit into this? I think that CPD is perhaps more practical than scholarship, meaning that CPD is about maintaining and developing skills and ‘tangible’ results such as changed practices, whereas scholarship is more about developing and maintaining knowledge that can be used to improve your own working and how it affects others but without actually applying it. And is it different for different roles/jobs? More questions.