Profession with a practice

I recently viewed A Profession with a Practice – a series of publications from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  As always, the DEECD’s approach to improving student learning is inextricably linked to improving the quality of teaching.

Deputy Secretary, Darrell Fraser writes in the foreward of Teacher Professional Leave – these publications illustrate “action-oriented, practical professional learning experiences conducted in schools.”

The title resonates strongly because it articulates what is important to the work of schools:  teacher-learning, critical reflection on practice and a commitment to sharing good practice with others.

The case studies in A Profession with a Practice – Teacher Professional Leave illustrate how good teachers change beliefs, strategies and practice to achieve outcomes that improve student learning.

More than anything, these publications reinforce the value of teachers working as members of a learning community that is responsive to the needs of students.

It’s great to see teachers finding professional satisfaction and success in the work they share with colleagues.


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