ERIC Number: ED457370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Collaborative Professional Development for Teachers of Adults. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Moran, Joseph J.
This book is a step-by-step guide for teachers interested in collaborating with their peers to promote their mutual professional development. The book integrates the principles of self-directed learning, cooperative learning, and critical reflection into a system in which teachers coach one another and collaborate in action research as the primary method to refine the practice of their teaching. Chapter 1 reviews established approaches to professional development and the benefits of collaborative professional development. Chapter 2 details the following steps in outlining a collaborative professional development program: (1) use a teaching portfolio to identify professional development goals; (2) write a learning plan to attain selected goals; (3) establish a collaborative arrangement with a peer; (4) refine the learning plans; (5) consult the administration; (6) implement the learning plans; (7) serve as a coach and/or co-researcher; (8) revise the teaching portfolio to reflect accomplishments; and (9) repeat steps 1-8 as desired. Chapters 3-9 discuss the following topics: (1) identifying professional development goals; (2) establishing a collaborative relationship; (3) planning coaching activities ; (4) using four methods to observe teaching; (5) conducting coaching conferences; (6) conducting action research; and (7) nurturing and closing a collaborative relationship. (Contains 52 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Conferences, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Definitions, Documentation, Educational Principles, Guidelines, Holistic Approach, Independent Study, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Observation, Observational Learning, Peer Relationship, Planning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Research Methodology, Systems Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Researchers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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