Monday, February 2, 2009

CPD for Teachers

Here's an abstract of an article by our Assistant Principal, Dr. Tan Hui Leng, entitled Continual Professional Development: A Smart Strategy for Excellence in the Classroom.

"This paper discusses the need for continual professional development of teachers or in-service teacher education with a research focus on how this is best implemented to effect learning outcomes in the classroom.

"An in-service teacher education programme, the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) is analyzed and the learning outcomes of eight teachers who followed the course and the impact in their classrooms are described. The findings indicate that in-service teacher education should be context, rather than content driven, reflective in teaching and learning processes and directed towards best practices in the classroom.

"These findings point to a need for teachers to be fully engaged experientially and self-directed to benefit in the longer term from in-service teacher education." (read more)

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