Pushing Back the Boundaries: The Case for Advanced Professional Development

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The advanced professional development of practising educationalists is recommended as an entitlement that is critical in an evolving knowledge-based society. It is proposed that the best professional development is underpinned by the principles of the educator as a 'reflective practitioner' and as a 'creator of knowledge', enabling the evolution from novice to expert practitioner and demonstrating institutional impact. Contribution to the evidence-base of the profession through empirical research is seen as an essential part of advanced professional development, however because of poor dissemination, this research remains an underused resource.


Keywords: Advanced Professional Development, Evidence-Based Research, Practising Educationalists, Institutional Impact, Reflective Practitioner
Stream: Teacher Training and Professional Development
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , Pushing Back the Boundaries


Francia Kinchington

Principal Lecturer, Masters Programme Leader, Department of Education Leadership and Development
School of Education, University of Greenwich

London, London, UK


Ref: L09P1165