Networked Professional Learning: An Introduction
People worldwide are facing global challenges that are transforming the world of work (Jakupec & Garrick, 2000). There is an urgent need to take action to reduce inequality by making high-quality healthcare available for everyone, to improve global security through enhanced forms of crisis management, to extend employment through improved schooling and to enable economic opportunity and social mobility through increased access to higher education (World Economic Forum, 2016).
KeywordsNetworked professional learning Informal learning Teacher education Higher education
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