Glossary

Terms commonly used in the alcohol and other drug field are listed below.

All A B C D E F G H I K
L M O P Q R S T W Z

Participatory Instruction | Prevention | Prior Learning | Professional Development

Participatory Instruction

Information disseminated using interactive, participatory, and experiential methods of learning (Ask et al, 1998). [Ask et al, 1998]

Prevention

An intervention designed to change the social and/or environmental determinants of drug and alcohol abuse, including discouraging the initiation of drug use and preventing the progress to more frequent or regular use among at-risk populations (United Nations Demand Reduction Glossary of Terms, 2000).

Prior Learning

Skills and knowledge acquired from previous study, work or life experiences (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]

Professional Development

Professional development is a process by which individuals enhance their knowledge, skills and attributes in their field of expertise.


References

Ask, A., Ashenden, R., Allsop, S., Cormack, S., Addy, D., Beel, A. (1998). Education and Training Programs for Frontline Professionals Responding to Drug Problems in Australia: A Literature Review. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).


Knight, A., Nestor, M. (2000). A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms. National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd, Adelaide.