Teacher Professional Development

A look at the profession of teaching and the role of the teacher across contexts and time.

In this course, we discuss the continued education of teachers after their initial preparation. The continuous professional development of teachers entails a look at the profession of teaching and the role of the teacher across contexts and time. As policies in India continue to place teachers at the heart of larger educational changes, there is pressing need to examine teacher development. It is important that there are individuals who are trained to support teachers in their practice. It involves a study of design, implementation and evaluation of teacher developments, in addition to foundational ideas about teaching, teacher learning and education. In this course, you will develop sensitivity towards the experience of teaching in order to impact teacher motivation and career advancement. You will explore multiple approaches to teacher learning such self-directed development, collaborative approaches and institutional approaches. You will be exposed to NGOS like Digantar, Ekalavya and the work of Azim Premji Foundation and other institutions that support in-service work. Two courses, Teachers and Teaching or Education of Teachers of the Teacher Professional Development, are a pre-requisite for this course.