Ferdinand|EducationGhana| November 26|Top 8 Reasons teachers take part in Continuous Professional Development
What is Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development?
Teacher Professional Development (PD) is a systematic and sustained process by which teachers maintain, improve and expand their professional knowledge, values, experiences, and skills and their application to real life.
Required activities that involve the development of teacher qualities required to carry out their professional and technical duties during their teaching career. a training and education program organized within or outside the school environment which NTC approves as being relevant to the teaching profession and meeting prescribed standards.
The objectives of PD for teachers are intended to:
i. Provide forums for harnessing ideas and experiences in order to improve teacher professional competence, commitment, and life-long learning.
ii. Offer intellectual, emotional, and social engagements to enrich teachers’ experiences in an intellectual environment with discipline as they work regularly with others.
iii. Demonstrate social responsiveness by encouraging members of the profession to collaborate as a community of experts (Professional Learning Community – PLC), and be current, skillful, and knowledgeable in their practice.
iv. Keep teachers in good standing and be abreast of time.
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v. Maintain professional excellence.
vi. Make available prospects to supplement the initial training of teachers and improve their knowledge, skills, attitude, and practices to meet diverse learners’ needs.
vii. Assist teachers to adapt, contribute, think critically and participate actively in addressing challenges associated with teaching and learning and implement recommendations.
viii. Augment teachers’ commitment to their chosen profession.