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Professional learning in teacher centres – current and historical perspectives

CRPL Research Seminar - Speaker - Professor Wendy Robinson (University of Exeter)

A School of Education research event
Date10 November 2016
Time12:30 to 14:00
PlaceBaring Court 114

In this seminar I will present a paper that I have been developing with my colleague Dr Tamar Groves, in which we undertake a comparative historical analysis of the role of teachers’ centres in England and Spain from the 1960s-1990s and explore how their distinctive approach to teachers’ professional learning might speak to current debate about a perceived crisis in teaching and teacher education. The paper is in three main parts. First, I will briefly outline the development of teachers’ centres in England and in Spain. Then I will focus on identifying what we consider to be the fundamental elements that constituted the core essence of the teachers’ centre model of teacher professional development. Finally, I will argue that in their brief historical moment, teachers’ centres had the potential to radically shape the teaching profession and that there might be scope for reinventing a refined model of teachers’ centres as part of the twenty-first century teacher re-professionalisation agenda.

This is a Centre for Research in Professional Learning seminar.  Please see our website for details of other centre activities.

ProviderSchool of Education
Intended audienceAcademic staff, postgraduate students and colleagues from other educational establishments
Registration informationNo booking required
OrganizerJo Moncur

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