DIY Professional Development: renovating the education system or papering over the cracks?

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Professional Development is widely accepted as being essential for the evolution of teaching and education. Historically this would have been the domain of HEIs and Local Authorities, overseen by national government. As schools become increasingly autonomous so teachers have begun taking responsibility for their own Professional Development. Examples of DIY CPD include: TeachMeets, social media (e.g. Twitter forums #EdChat, #UKEdChat, #SLTChat) and private providers (e.g. video classroom observation firm IRIS Connect).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-thinking Models of Professional Learning
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Professional Development Association International Conference. Proceedings
EditorsRoger Levy, Helen Mitchell
PublisherInternational Professional Development Association
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Professional Development Association Conference: 2014 IPDA - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Nov 201429 Nov 2014


ConferenceInternational Professional Development Association Conference
Abbreviated title2014 IPDA
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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