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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