Pushing Back the Boundaries: The Case for Advanced Professional Development

By Francia Kinchington.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The advanced professional development of experienced educationalists is seen as an entitlement that is critical in an evolving knowledge-based society. It is proposed that the best professional development is underpinned by the principles of the educator as a ‘reflective practitioner’ and as a ‘creator of knowledge’, enabling the evolution from novice to expert practitioner and demonstrating institutional impact. Contribution to the evidence-base of the profession through empirical research is seen as an essential part of advanced professional development, however because of poor dissemination, this research remains an underused resource.

Keywords: Advanced Professional Development, Transformational Learning, Evidence-based Research, Educationalists, Institutional Impact, Reflective Practitioner

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp.343-354. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.272MB).

Francia Kinchington

Principal Lecturer, Masters Programme Leader, Department of Education Leadership and Development, School of Education, University of Greenwich, London, UK

Principal Lecturer, School of Education and Training, University of Greenwich, UK.

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