Reviews: Continuing professional development

10 reviews found for "Continuing professional development"
Book review : Maintaining your licence to practise
This is a book review of Maintaining your licence to practise, by Jeanne Hitching, published by Learning Matters in 2007, ISBN 9781844451371. It has been reviewed by Anthony Thorpe of Roehampton University on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book about the practice of teaching in the further education or lifelong learning sector but it is not about initial teacher training. The book is intended to, amongst other things, ‘offer a range of development...
Book review : Making groups work: improving group work through the principles of academic assertiveness in higher education and professional development
This is a book review of Making groups work : improving group work through the principles of academic assertiveness in higher education and professional development by Jenny Moon, published by ESCalate in 2009, ISBN 9781905788880. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell. The aim is ‘to help students to work better in groups in higher education… through provision and application of some basic principles of academic assertiveness’. It predominantly draws...
Book Review: Child Sexual Abuse: Disclosure, Delay, and Denial
A compelling and enlightening combination of scientific research and practitioner perspectives on the subjects of disclosure, delay and denial. Research methodologies are clearly explained throughout and, for the statistically minded, there are a number of highly informative tables and graphs
Book Review: Continuing Professional Development for Teachers
The book is written in three parts; 'Getting Established', 'Preparing for Advancement and 'Preparing for Leadership'. The first section is less about providing novice teachers with guidance than providing a thorough description of statutory requirements and entitlements in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Part II of the book is equally interesting and is more useful. The chapter on personal strategies includes issues related to...
Book Review: Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector
The authors of this book all come from the University of Derby. It is mainly aimed at those teaching fourteen to eighteen year olds. The reviewers find the book good, especially for reference and for anyone new to this area. The book considers the importance of CPD and gives an overview of the Institute for Learning. The merits of various qualifications are discussed. Other issues include reflective practice and development for new teachers
Book review: How to be a successful teacher : strategies for personal and professional development
This is a book review of How to be a successful teacher : strategies for personal and professional development by Paul Castle and Scott Buckler, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781849200172. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is academic, but claims to adopt an informal style, with ‘just enough’ theory - each chapter contains an introduction, objectives, a one minute summary, short term...
Book Review: Improving Teacher Education Practices Through Self-Study
Improving Teacher Education Practices through Self-Study was developed out of the special interest group 'Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices' (S-STEP) of the American Educational Research Association. This text offers a selection of papers from the third international conference. The papers focus on four discrete areas: that of understanding the nature of teaching in teacher education; teacher educators' roles and responsibilities;...
Book Review: New Designs for Teachers' Professional Learning (Bedford Way Papers)
New Designs for Teachers’ Professional Learning is a collection of papers that have a common root in a Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree that originated at the Institute of Education, University of London, and has now been adopted for use at other institutions throughout the UK (with the exception of Wales)
Book Review: Reconstructing Professionalism in University Teaching: Teachers and Learners in Action
I was inspired by this book. It is written by five academics from different disciplines researching an aspect of teaching and by Melanie Walker, an educational developer and researcher who convened and supported the group. In general, the six action research cases and the commentary by Walker are a critique of the predominance of the discourses and practices of 'quality culture' and 'managerialism'; and alternatives are promoted in the forms of...
Book Review: The Quick Reference Handbook for School Leaders
On scanning the book however my first thoughts were that its Anglo-centricity would make it of limited value to aspirant Scottish headteachers or ones who are newly in post, so I was surprised to read that it was written in partnership between the National Association of Head Teachers in England, and the Ontario Principals’ Council. The policy references throughout are focused on British and English organisations and initiatives, with no mention...