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).
|Title of host publication||Re-thinking Models of Professional Learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Professional Development Association International Conference. Proceedings|
|Editors||Roger Levy, Helen Mitchell|
|Publisher||International Professional Development Association|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||International Professional Development Association Conference: 2014 IPDA - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Nov 2014 → 29 Nov 2014
|Conference||International Professional Development Association Conference|
|Abbreviated title||2014 IPDA|
|Period||28/11/14 → 29/11/14|
Holme, R. (2014). DIY Professional Development: renovating the education system or papering over the cracks? In R. Levy, & H. Mitchell (Eds.), Re-thinking Models of Professional Learning: International Professional Development Association International Conference. Proceedings (pp. 54-55). International Professional Development Association.