Teachers professional development and professional learning: An examination of the shift in meaning of these terms and practices
Long, Janette. (2012) Teachers professional development and professional learning: An examination of the shift in meaning of these terms and practices. Curriculum Perspectives. 32(1), pp. 45 - 49.
Professional development is now a recognised activity for all teachers in Australia to engage with in order to enhance pedagogy and improve student learning outcomes. For this to be achieved, teachers' professional learning needs to be at the heart of any educational program. However within the literature there appears to be a shift in the understanding and application of these key terms - professional development and professional learning. This article seeks to clarify these terms and their usage within the teacher education literature and suggests ways for authentic learning to occur in school communities that may enhance teachers' professional practice.
|Journal citation||32 (1), pp. 45 - 49|
|Publisher||Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc|
|Page range||45 - 49|
|Research Group||School of Education|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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