Competency, capability and professional identity: the case for advanced practice

Fergusson, Lee C. and Bromdal, Annette and Gough, Murray and Mears, Stephen (2020) Competency, capability and professional identity: the case for advanced practice. Work-Based Learning eJournal International, 9 (1). pp. 95-131.


Abstract

In the last 40 years, a series of models and frameworks associated with competency, capability and identity have been advanced in the published literature. These models and frameworks have arisen at a time of fundamental shifts in both the type and nature of work in developed countries, for example shifts associated with changes to labour markets from a reliance on jobs in agriculture and manufacturing (in the industrial era) to a reliance on jobs in both traditional and novel service industries (in the post-industrial and service eras) along with a rise in demand for work which requires non-routine cognitive abilities and attributes.

Moreover, an increasing demand for advanced practitioners and leaders in every field of work has led to the advent of the so-called ‘advanced practice professional’, a practitioner who contributes higher order cognitive, affective and conative inputs to organisations and the world
of work more generally. These fundamental shifts in work now require practitioners to not only have the competencies and capabilities to perform at a high level, but also require a well-developed sense of professional identity and an ability to contribute, as a discipline leader, in
innovative ways to enhance organisational performance and the world of work more generally.

This paper explores these propositions. We advocate a model of advanced practice professionalism in relation to competency, capability, and professional identity, and show
through two real-world examples how work-based learning and research, as practiced by University of Southern Queensland in its Professional Studies program, contribute to the
development of advanced practice professionals in Australia.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 05:14
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 00:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: competency, capability, identity, advanced practice, professional studies, work-based learning, work-based research
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40124

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