Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector / Edition 1

Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector / Edition 1

by Peter Scales, Jo Pickering, Lynn Senior, Kath Headley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335238173

ISBN-13: 9780335238170

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector is a key text for anyone who is working, or training to work, in the lifelong learning sector. It will provide practical and accessible support and guidance and information together with advice, development activities and sources of information and further study. Since the introduction of

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Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector is a key text for anyone who is working, or training to work, in the lifelong learning sector. It will provide practical and accessible support and guidance and information together with advice, development activities and sources of information and further study. Since the introduction of the new teacher training framework leading to QTLS, all teachers in the lifelong learning sector must register with the Institute for Learning (IFL) which will issue a licence to practice. In order to maintain this licence, teachers must demonstrate and provide evidence of regular CPD.

This book emphasises the importance of teachers as professional individuals who are responsible for their own CPD based on reflective practice, rather than having CPD imposed on them to meet the needs of an audit culture. The new CPD regulations offer a real opportunity for professional teachers in the sector to shape and develop their own CPD in response to the needs of their learners; their institution and local and national priorities.

The book provides an introduction to and context for CPD in the lifelong learning sector and a guide to understanding and using the CPD process, both as individuals and as members of the IFL. The first chapter sets the context for CPD. The chapters on ‘Being a professional’ and reflective practice provide a sound basis for understanding and undertaking continuing professional development. 'CPD for the new teacher' meets the needs of new teachers, trainers and tutors in the sector – a need which is frequently overlooked. The final two chapters, 'CPD for teaching and learning' and 'Subject-specific CPD' deal with both sides of the dual professionalism model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335238170
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Continuing professional development Being a professional The reflective practitioner The CPD process CPD and the new teacher CPD for teaching and learning Subject-specific CPD The teacher as researcher

Peter Scales is a member of the Lifelong Learning Initial Teacher Training team and also the Postgraduate Programme in Learning and Teaching for lecturing staff at the University of Derby. He is the author of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Open University Press, 2008)

Jo Pickering is Head of Subject for Education Studies at the University of Derby with responsibility for Lifelong Learning, Early Years and Education Studies programmes.

Lynn Senior is Assistant Subject Head responsible for Lifelong Learning Initial Teacher Training at the University of Derby. She is also the programme leader for Postgraduate Programme in Learning and Teaching.

Kath Headley is programme leader for the full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Patsy Garner coordinates the FE college partnerships for the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector at the University of Derby.

Helen Boulton is programme leader for the part-time Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector at the University of Derby.

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