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How do you support effective teaching in your department?

Overview

Teaching is a complex and demanding profession. Teachers require high quality support and training throughout their careers to ensure they have the strategies and skills to meet the needs of learners. Professional learning and development (PLD) is central to maintaining and improving teacher quality.

(Source: Managing Professional Learning and Development in Secondary Schools)

What the research says

Teacher Professional Learning and Development: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration (2007)
This Best Evidence Synthesis identifies that the most powerful professional development for teachers involves them in an inquiry and knowledge-building cycle, that:

  • identifies students’ needs
  • develops the skills and knowledge teachers require to meet those needs
  • determines if changes in teaching practice have achieved the desired outcomes and therefore been effective.

Published on: 21 Jun 2012


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