THEORIES APPLIED TO INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Interprofessional education and collaborative practice have borrowed heavily and widely from various academies of thought, including sociology, psychology, education, anthropology, economics, political science, organizational theory...... and so on. The aim of this section is to present a synopsis of the relevant theories espoused in relation to interprofessional education and bring together a wide array of resources for those who wish to dive a little deeper.
Some authors have already attempted to draw together and condense some of this work, below are some papers worth reading if you want a good overview of some diverse, though mostly sociological theory as applied to inter professional education
- The Theory Practice Relationship in Interprofessional Education
- Theoretical Insights into Interprofessional Education: AMEE Guide No.62
- Clark PG. What would a theory of interprofessional education look like? Some suggestions for developing a theoretical framework for teamwork training 1. J Interprof Care. 2006 Dec;20(6):577-89. PubMed PMID: 17095437.
The focus of the January 2013 edition of the Journal of Interprofessional Care (Volume 27), was theory use in interprofessional education and collaboration.
For a Deeper Exploration of Individual Theories
- Theories of Social Action
- Social Capital
- Contact Hypothesis (McMichael & Gilloran, 1984) (Hewstone & Brown, 1986) (Carpenter et al, 2003, 2006) (Carpenter and Dickinson 2008)
- Activity Theory (Engestrom, 2001)
- Complexity Theory (Cooper et al, 2004)
- Social Identity Theory
- Group Work and Teamwork Approaches
- Attitude change
- Factors that Mediate Behavioral Change (Pettigrew, 1998)
Adult Learning Theories