Transitions from workplace to academic study; facilitating criticality in masters level professional learning
The Professional Education and Leadership team in the Faculty of Social Sciences delivers a successful masters programme aimed at supporting the professional development of qualified teachers. The defining quality of such learning is often said to be criticality, but we know from our experience and from research, that nurturing the development of criticality is very difficult. The aim of this project was, therefore, to develop a masters module explicitly aimed at developing the criticality of qualified teachers for academic learning and professional practice.
The new module is based on the widely accepted idea that collegiality is a key aspect of teachers’ professional development. This can be achieved through engagement with a range of colleagues within the scholarly environment of the university, which encourages the questioning of received norms and gives rise to new and enhanced understandings and practices.
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