Practice-Based Professional Development in Education, 1st Edition

  • Crystal Loose
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  • ISBN-10: 1799846237
  • ISBN-13: 9781799846239
  • DDC: 370.71
  • 202 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Teachers, as life-long learners, engage in professional development to deepen their understanding of content and instructional methods. Teacher professional development is a form of adult education, and adults learn best if they are actively involved in their own learning and see it relative to their own needs. Grounding professional development in actual classroom practice is a highly powerful means of fostering effective teachers. Research has shown that, for professional development to be effective, several components of instruction should be considered: reflection on practice, problems arising in practice, subject matter content, and principles of adult learning. Practice-Based Professional Development in Education is a cutting-edge research publication that explores both effective and ineffective professional development practices and presents arguments for why adult learning theory should be considered when designing a professional development session. Highlighting a range of topics including social media, education reform, and teacher learning, this book is essential for teachers, academicians, education professionals, policymakers, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Effective Methods of Professional Development.
2: Teachers Are Adult Learners.
3: Models of Professional Development.
4: Sustaining High Quality Professional Learning: Japanese Lesson Study.
5: Teacher Perceptions of Japanese Lesson Study.
6: Instructional Change Through Collaboration and Peer Coaching.
7: Overcoming Barriers to Teacher Learning: Effective Professional Learning Practices.
8: Future Research and Directions for Professional Learnin.
9: Social Media and Professional Learning Networks.
About the Author.