Friday, July 20, 2012
Professional development defined
Professional development, more accurately termed as professional learning, is simple but complex, chaotic, non-linear, and emergent. Professional learning is the dynamic relationship between (a) abstract ideas, conceptualizations, & diverse perspectives; (b) materials such as learning objects, technology, and artifacts; and (c) human interaction. To understand any one of these three is to understand the other two to the degree they are associated with each other, how they change over time, and how they are rooted in a particular situation or context.