Tag Archives: Professional development

How to identify a healthy effective coaching culture within an organisation

Globally, a wide range of organisations and businesses are developing a coaching culture (Weekes, 2008), in the hope of realising a wide range of benefits, that include personal and professional growth (Hay, 1995), resilience in the face of change, business … Continue reading

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Characteristics of coaching

Coaching has a wide range of characteristics, some of which are related to the definition of coaching that you choose to work with. In general, the main characteristics of coaching in all approaches include the notion of change. Learning, by … Continue reading

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The importance of leaders leading professional development

The curriculum can be re-interpreted depending on the context. For example, around Auckland and Northland, there are different interpretations compared with Southland for example. One of the most important things about the PLD review is that everyone on the advisory … Continue reading

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Key questions: Should the requirements for entry to teacher training be raised?

In this podcast (that was shared by Mike Preece), some key points arise about providing learning opportunities across all sociocultural groups in New Zealand…in particular those who are facing socio-economic disadvantages. The link between provision of professional development and shifts … Continue reading

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Jane Tryrell and David Snell opened their presentation with a spotlight on teaching video, which featured teachers talking about how they feel students learn. They also shared a flyer, which comprise the online tools they have developed for staff at … Continue reading

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Conducting and reporting on educational technology research for institutional impact

    This was an international initiative. The team consists of 2 mentors, who mentored the educationalists from 5 institutions across 3 countries. Harriet Ridolfo gave an overview of the team, and the experience that the members of the team … Continue reading

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Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

Diagram of technology-empowered professional development for teachers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is report you may be interested in (recommended by John S Oliver). It is from a USA-based study (but the tends are likely to have some relevance to you) … Continue reading

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On choosing the wrong drivers for whole system reform

If you are in any way involved in education, schools, and / or professional development I would highly recommend the following paper as a ‘must read’. (The paper was shared via email by Vince Ham.) Fullan M. (2011). Choosing the … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice and Networks in organisations

Diana Ayling recommended this presentation from Etienne & Beverly Wenger. The points they make are specifically referring to learning in organisations rather than distributed communities, so something I am pondering is how might the points they make be impacted (if … Continue reading

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The CAT amongst the pigeons: A reflective framework approach to personalised PD in open, flexible and networked learning

Image via Wikipedia This is an initiative designed by John Clayton and Richard Elliott (Emerging Technologoies Centre). Richard Elliott started the session by asking the question “is there a difference between education and training?”. He then used the scenario – … Continue reading

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