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ERIC Number: EJ1028758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
The Impact of Short-Term Professional Development on Participant Outcomes: A Review of the Literature
Lauer, Patricia A.; Christopher, Debra E.; Firpo-Triplett, Regina; Buchting, Francisco
Professional Development in Education, v40 n2 p207-227 2014
A narrative literature review was conducted to identify the design features of effective short-term face-to-face professional development (PD) events. The 23 reviewed studies described PD with durations of 30 hours or less and involved participants in education or human service-related professions. Design features associated with positive impacts of short-term PD include sufficient time based on topic complexity, the use of learning objectives, alignment with participants' training needs, demonstrations of desired behaviors, opportunities for participant practice, group discussions, pre-work and homework, active learning tasks that require cognitive processing, a participant-centered setting and follow-up support to promote transfer of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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