Getting the most from early professional development
|Why is there a focus on early professional development?|
|Deciding what you want to develop|
|Recognising how you learn best|
|Evaluating your development|
Professional development has been defined in various ways but the DfES, launching its strategy for professional development, calls it: 'any activity that increases the skills, knowledge or understanding of teachers, and their effectiveness in schools' (DfES 2001a: 3). It's everything that you do to improve and keep up to date, starting with your training and going on through your career, as illustrated in Figure 1.1. Your training provides the platform on which continuing professional development (CPD) is built. Aha, a new term! But what do we mean by CPD and is it different from staff development or in-service education and training - more commonly known as INSET? Broadly speaking, continuing professional development encompasses all formal
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Book title: The Insider's Guide to Early Professional Development: Succeed in Your First Five Years as a Teacher.
Contributors: Sara Bubb - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 3.
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