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Growing connections – the connected professional

Crawley, J (2015) 'Growing connections – the connected professional.' Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 20 (4). pp. 476-498. ISSN 1359-6748

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Abstract

This article reviews research relating to the concept of ‘the professional’ then considers ‘the teaching professional’ and in particular the ‘post-compulsory education (PCE) teaching professional’ in more depth. Recent positive models of the teaching professional are analysed, including the expansive professional and the democratic professional, and a new model from the author’s research is proposed entitled the ‘connected professional’. This draws together a number of key positive components from other models, but also includes a strategy for enacting the model called ‘growing connections’. This is argued to offer a potentially more realisable goal for the future of PCE teaching professionals. The article concludes by offering a set of key characteristics of the PCE teaching professional and calls for adoption of the models offered.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: further education; post-compulsory education; teaching and learning;professionalism; teacher development; teacher training; teacher education; professional development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 01:40
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7322
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