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Pushing back the boundaries: the case for advanced professional development

By Francia Kinchington

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The advanced professional development of experienced educationalists is seen as an entitlement that is critical in an evolving knowledge-based society. It is proposed that the best professional development is underpinned by the principles of the educator as a ‘reflective practitioner’ and as a ‘creator of knowledge’, enabling the evolution from novice to expert practitioner and demonstrating institutional impact. Contribution to the evidence-base of the profession through empirical research is seen as an essential part of advanced professional development, however because of poor dissemination, this research remains an underused resource

Topics: LC5201, L1
Publisher: Common Ground
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v16i10/46659
OAI identifier: oai:gala.gre.ac.uk:3325
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