Professional Development

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Professional Development
Refers to the acquisition of skills and knowledge, both for personal and professional development, with an emphasis on the whole person. Normally it encompasses support at multiple levels for facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from degree programs to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. Often it is intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance, etc.

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