Amongst the chaos of self-directed study, vapourware, writing and starting a PhD program one writing project still in draft form concerns Hodges' model and what is termed the 'scope of practice'. As a generic and multidisciplinary conceptual framework Hodges' model can, I believe, assist in demarcating and differentiating the following:
- knowledge - in all its forms;
- a curriculum;
- interprofessional working;
- activity, tasks, actions;
- expected competences;
- assistant, associate, general registered, specialist - advanced practice;
- existing policies, law, rules and standards;
Another draft paper (closer to completion I think) and which I've referred to before (see - chaos is the word!) relates Hodges' model to threshold concepts and definitely bears revisiting.
Scope of practice is different from professionalism but invites comparison. For example, the professionalism that is hopefully exercised when a practitioner recognises that their scope of practice is being called into question.
Searching the literature once again below is a new paper that combines professionalism and threshold concepts. I will see if I can add another paper of note and extend this post later in the week.
Hilary Neve, Helen Lloyd & Tracey Collett (2017) Understanding students’ experiences of professionalism learning: a ‘threshold’ approach, Teaching in Higher Education, 22:1, 92-108,
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2016.1221810