Practice-based learning: Multiple dimensions and the importance of "others"

Julie Baldry Currens, Julia Coyle

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)


Learning to become a professional, autonomous clinician requires the acquisition of an extensive set of knowledge, skills and behaviours. Regular immersion in the complex and diverse world of professional practice is a crucial aspect of the learning journey. In this chapter we argue that for practice-based learning to be both effective and meaningful it must include an appreciation of the multidimensional nature of healthcare. For graduates to be work-ready, they should previously have encountered three key dimensions of practice. First, as students they should have achieved competence and confidence in working and learning with a range of “others.” This starts with fellow students, gaining teamwork and collaboration skills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRealising exemplary practice-based education
EditorsJoy Higgs, Dale Sheehan, Will Letts, Julie Baldry Currens, Gail M. Jensen
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789462091887
ISBN (Print)9789462091863
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NamePractice, education, work and society

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