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Title: Professional development of teachers at Malta’s Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School : contributions from a stake-holding think tank
Authors: Brown, Maria
Gauci, Phyllisienne
Pulis, Angele
Scerri, Roberta
Vella, Claudia
Keywords: Teachers -- Job satisfaction -- Malta
Teachers -- Malta
Career development -- Malta
Postsecondary education -- Malta
Action research -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Browns, M., Gauci, P., Pulis, A., & Scerri, R. (2015). Professional development of teachers at Malta’s Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School: contributions from a stake-holding think tank. Malta Review for Educational Research, 9(1), 137-170.
Abstract: This paper synthesises a group of educators’ engagement with an action research project endorsed by the Council of Europe’s Pestalozzi Programme’s Action Research Group 2013 – 2014. Educators fulfilling duties at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School (GCHSS) collaborated within the context of a think-tank by engaging in action research on professional development for teachers at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School (PDGCHSS). Data that emerged from the foregoing research indicate that professional development (PD) should be grounded in, and not disconnected from, the school-context, and must be relevant to the teachers’ everyday teaching. In addition, knowledge gained from PD training should not be sporadic or disconnected, but transferable to everyday practice. A highly bureaucratized system and lack of resources, such as time, financial resources and technological skills, are detrimental to teachers’ motivation for PD
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/20659
ISSN: 17269725
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