Professional developement (of teachers/trainers)

Definition: An effective professional development starts with the end in mind, challenges thinking as part of changing practice, is based on the assessment of individual and school needs, involves connecting work-based learning and external expertise, learning opportunities are varied, rich and sustainable,uses action research and enquiry as key tools, is strongly enhanced through collaborative learning and joint practice development, is enhanced by creating professional learning communities within and between schools and requires leadership to create the necessary conditions.

Source: Stoll,L., Harris,Handscomb, G. (2012) Great professional development which leads to great pedagogy: nine claims from research, National College for School Leadership, UK.


Hyperlink: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335707/Great-professional-development-which-leads-to-great-pedagogy-nine-claims-from-research.pdf

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