CPD - Overview

Learning is at the heart of all teachers and leaders in schools, however, it is just as important to apply learning to your professional role as it is to the development of our pupils.

The defining characteristics of professional development are that:

 

  1. It is an intentional process.

  2. It is an ongoing process.

  3. It is a systematic process.

 

To ensure that professional development processes are intentional, it is important to:

The defining characteristics of professional development are that:

 

  1. Begin with a clear statement of purpose and goals.

  2. Ensure that the goals are worthwhile.

  3. Determine how the goals can be assessed.

 

Professional development should be viewed as an ongoing, job-embedded process. Opportunities occur every time a lesson is taught, an assessment is given, a curriculum is reviewed, a classroom activity is observed, or a conversation takes place with another colleague.

True professional development is a systemic process that considers change over an extended period of time and takes into account all levels of the organisation.

 

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