Understanding of CPD


Demonstrate an excellent understanding of CPD and the importance of this to their personal development and future success. Events and activities attended/undertaken will be critically analysed in depth and the key learning documented. The candidate will clearly identify the actions they will take as a result of the events and activities attended / undertaken stating what future targets they have set and identifying the success criteria, therefore comprehensively demonstrating how the learning from events/activities will help achieve personal goals.

Sample Answer

The idea of continuing professional development (CPD) has been surrounded by theoretical and evidential implications over time. As such there is no definition absolute to give its meaning. Despite such disagreements ideologically, CPD is attributed by many scholars to be aimed at employee’s development beyond their initial training (Collin et al., 2012). This initiative is integral to not only individual growth and development but as well as increasing quality and efficient human resource that can adequately handle the challenges that comes with work and profession. The following discussion is an elaboration on the same.

otions first. The theory of emotions can be divided into two categories, these are cognitive and non-cognitive. The cognitive theory is when the emotions are or involve evaluative thoughts or judgements, whereas non-cognitive emotion can be described as emotions occurring without any thought. For something to be seen as representational, it has to be a stimulus input, then the representation is happening based on that stimuli. When we talk about emotions, for these to be representational it would mean that the stimulus would have a direct effect.
 
In this report I will be looking at arguments where emotions can be seen as representational and counter-arguments where it is believed that emotions are not representational. After doing this I will conclude by arguing that emotions are representational and explain why I believe this.

The philosophical literature contains discussions on the argument that emotions are representational. In order for emotions to be representations, it is believed that emotions are perceptual states and that they detect patterned changes within the body. (Jesse J.Prinz). Emotions allow us to decide on behaviour responses which come with the external situations that we deal with daily. An analogy that will help us understand this theory is the example of a smoke alarm, it is set up to make sound when it senses smoke. We are wired in the same way, in the sense that we “enter into bodily states when matter of concern arises” [1].

Evolution plays a big role in trying to help us understand how emotions are representational. There are different bodily patterns that the body goes into depending on the situation we are found in and evolution has a role in it as over the years it allowed our