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Issue 8.2

Professionals Learning

Peter Early stresses the importance of the new CPD agenda which has amongst its emphases the elarning of professionals and professional learning

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From speculative project to collaborative partnership

Maurice Coles outlines the story of the East Midlands regional CPD Parnership, from its genesis as the DfES planning and implementation group to its present position as the East Midlands CPD Partnership

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Consulting school leaders about what works in CPD

Miranda Bell reflects on the success of an online consultation exercise about what works with CPD

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Mentoring and Coaching for learning

Mentoring and coaching will form a central plank of the Government's strategy FOR professional development AND capacity building. Phillipa Cordingley, Miranda Bell AND Julie Temperley explain why, looking AT different models AND approaches TO this growing practice IN schools AND colleges

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Analysing CPD needs

In the article, the second in the practitioner series on the training and development cycle, Sara Bubb and Peter Earley focus on stage 2 – the anaysis of CPD needs.

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Enhancing professional learning

Stephen Merrill, Helen Reece and Catherine Huddleston report on a survey conducted with the staff of three training schools to consider the effects of training school status on professioanl development, practitioner reflection and research, and on teaching and learning. They explore whether this status has any relationship with school improvement and raising standards

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CPD – views from teachers

John Ashby reports on a recent GTC survey of teachers which tapped into their views about CPD and other aspects of their professional work in teaching, the key challenges and their aspirations for the future.

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The NOF ICT training – the evaluation

Christina Preston and colleagues from MirandaNet outline the main findings of an evaluation of ICT training funded by the New Opportunities Fund.

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An alternative source of continuing professional development

Harry Tomlinson introduces PDT readers to teh Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and provides a valuable reference guide to the thinking and publications produced by this organisation

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Innovative teachers and professional development

David Burrows, Director of education at Microsoft, introduces a new CPD programme for teachers which aims to improve teaching innovation and provide a flexible approach to carrer developemnt, while Ian Muir draws on a case study of Reading LEA to show how it has been used.

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Supporting professional development at a distance: a new for

Eileen Carnell tells us OF a new distance learning qualification IN learning AND teaching offered by Edexcel AND the Institute OF Education IN London

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Everybody's Learning: the CPD Toolkit

CPD coordinators IN schools desperate! AS well AS their million other roles, suddenly being IN charge OF CPD means MORE than collating ALL the fliers FOR courses that arrive through the post

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