The knowledge encounters project continues with many colleagues kindly contributing their time to recording those events when they come across something new in their professional lives, which may or may not impact on their practice.
Whilst the knowledge encounters themselves reveal much about the ways in which dentists are actually learning, the interviews around these encounters are helping me to get a picture of what is going on in more detail.
The data so far suggests that the majority of encounters occur in the workplace and that dentists learn 2/5 of the time from fellow practitioners. The dentists recording these encounters on the whole intend in some way to use the new knowledge they have encountered even if it is only conceptually.
If you might be interested in contributing to this project by recording your own encounters for a week and reflecting on these in a 30-60 minute interview please do get in touch.
All the best,