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School is not a factory-Interactive System of Professional Development: Networking

Journal: Journal of Education and Future (JEF) (Vol.2012, No. 1)

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Page : 133-142

Keywords : Professional development; systemic approach; reflective practitioner; community of learning; networking.;

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The authors question the dominant model of the practitioners' professional development by comparing mechanistic and systemic ecological models of professional development. Starting from a systemic model, the authors put forward the professional development model, symbolically presented as a ‘loom’ which gives the starting points (systemic changes of education, teacher as reflective practitioner, school as a learning community and partnership) and the framework (career long learning and improvement, career advancement, improvement of the practice and the education policy based on the culture of change). Such a framework provides a basis for the networking of the professional development through the interactive system of different forms (grouped in the individual forms, common forms in the working practice and the organized forms outside the practice) and through connecting of different actors.

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