Professional Development

Professional Development – what works in professional learning

This arena is about the improvement t of teacher performance, mainly within a school setting.With articles, research and ‘How To’ guides on implementing new professional learning strategies and projects.

It looks at how to develop teachers as researchers, the importance of reflective practice, understanding the special skills required for teaching children with special needs and how to deliver emerging pedagogies like project-based and exploratory learning. It also looks at the special skills required by different levels of leadership in schools and how to develop teaching assistants to their fullest potential. Improving subject teaching is emerging as an increasingly important theme.