Capacity-building for western expatriate nurses and Australian early career researchers

Davies, Andy and Danaher, P. A. (2014) Capacity-building for western expatriate nurses and Australian early career researchers. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 112. pp. 373-381.


This paper distils lessons for conceptualising capacity-building from two locations of professional learning: for western expatriate nurses in the Middle East; and Australian early career researchers. The paper presents a comparative, exploratory case study, with the two sites of professional development as contextualised cases. One major finding was the diversity, complexity and politicised character of the professional development opportunities and experiences provided for the two groups of participants. The other finding was the dynamism and fluidity of the capacity-building approaches and outcomes demonstrated by both groups of professional learners. Furthermore, capacity-building emerges as a potential lynchpin for integrating formal and informal learning in professional workplaces, thereby rendering such learning more effective and sustainable.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 00:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; capacity-building; continuing professional development; early career researchers; expatriate nurses; Middle East; workplace learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1177

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