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Practitioneer-Scholar/Scholar-Practitioner

Read McClintock's 2003 entry, "Scholar Practitioner Model" in DiStefano, Rudestam, and Silverman's Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, pages 394-397. Please see attachment

1). What is the difference between "Practitioner-Scholar" and "Scholar Practitioner"?

2). In your own words, what does it mean to be a ("Practitioner-Scholar") within the field of psychology?

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(1) What is the difference between "Practitioner-Scholar" and "Scholar Practitioner"?

In providing this distinction, McClintock outlines three key points to explain the difference between a practitioner-scholar and a scholar-practitioner; (1) theory and research, (2) experiential knowledge of personal values, commitment, and (3) ethical conduct (siles.psu.edu). In describing the scholar-practitioner model, McClintock explains the term scholar-practitioner as one who exhibits "professional excellence" in conducting theory and research based on his or her knowledge and experiences (www.siles.psu.edu). A scholar based on a Webster Dictionary definition is "a person who has studied a subject for a long time and has extensive knowledge in the subject (www.merriam-webster.com). One aspect differentiating the practitioner-scholar from the scholar-practitioner as outlined by McClintock is that the practitioner-scholar collaborate with others. They have the ability to exchange ideas and work within communities of practice and scholarship. For instance, in addition to cognitive attributes, a practicing scholar has a capacity for emotional intelligence (EI), and understanding of both self and others across differentiated settings and ...

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This solution explains the difference between a practitioner-scholar and scholar-practitioner.

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