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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Research, 2012
Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
Tikkanen, Tarja – Online Submission, 2006
Schools have been targets for plenty of research, but working life researchers have showed only limited interest in schools as workplaces and as arenas for learning among teachers and other staff. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new study, "Research-supported development work in the schools" by describing its background and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Informal Education, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Literacy
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Nerland, Monika; Jensen, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
Professional practice is embedded in complex dynamics of knowledge that are present within, but reach beyond, local work. Knowledge is generated from a manifold of sources, and further developed and circulated in professional communities as practitioners are confronted with non-routine problems. Drawing on the work of Karin Knorr Cetina and her…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel, Knowledge Level, Nurses