At the end of the course, students have knowledge of and insight into:
- Aspects of teacher’s knowledge and skills which are relevant for quality teaching and sustainable educational reform
- Why teacher professional development is important
- Various forms for teacher professional development, including their pro’s and con’s
- How the teaching quality of teachers can be evaluated by means of a variety of instruments
At the end of the course, students are able to:
- Explain how professional development characteristics will affect teacher quality
- Explain what school conditions need to be in place, to improve the effectiveness of the professional development process.
- Evaluate the quality of a professional development trajectory with regard to guidelines for effective Professional Development (PD)
- Design a teacher professional development trajectory based on all that was learned in the course
Relationship with EST labour market (Intended Learning Outcomes [ILO’s] as described in the EST programme specific appendix of the EER):
- This course contributes (strongly) to: Domain expertise, Design competence
- To a limited extent, this course contributes to: Research competence, Advice competence, Academic reflection
- This courses assesses the following ILO’s in some way (can include formal/informal, formative/summative, peer/expert): Domain expertise, Design competence, Research competence, Advice competence.
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