Professional Development, Reflection and Enquiry
- Christine Forde - University of Glasgow, UK
- Margery McMahon - University of Glasgow, UK
- Alastair D McPhee - University of Glasgow, UK
- Fiona Patrick - University of Glasgow, UK
Teaching professionals need to be able to successfully respond to change, and when necessary drive change within schools. To accomplish this, teachers need to be secure in their understanding of their place within the profession and their teaching identity. The focus of this book is upon enabling teachers to explore new ways of working with children, with colleagues and with communities.
This book provides teachers working towards Advanced Skills Teacher or Chartered Teacher status, and those on other Continuing Professional Development courses, with an essential text to assist in this process of personal and professional reflection and development planning. The authors focus upon the social, cultural and political aspects of professional development, and explore issues of professional identity.
'Wow, this book has some inspiring ideas... It comes at a perfect time as schools try to mesh school improvement with performance management, new standards for various career stages and staff development... Well written, with an attractive layout and a consistently clear voice, it draws on wide and up-to-date research and writing from all parts of the United Kingdom... There are no easy answers in this book, but plenty of powerful ideas that might help us ask useful questions about how CPD encourages a commitment to professional and personal growth, and increases self-confidence, job satisfaction and enthusiasm for working with children and colleagues. This is what being a professional is all about' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week
a good book for the professional development unit, will be using to help for planning.
A book that I have recommended to my students to help with thier CPD
I have recommended this to colleagues and they have adopted it onto the mentor programme. I feel it is more appropriate for post registration mentor preparation as well as probationary lecturers.
A useful supplementary text for students doing courses on professional development in education.
Contains transferable information beneficial to the medical professions - particularly section C on professional development
contains insight reflections and activities