Implications for Approaches to Teacher Learning

  • Kathleen Smith
Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 18)


This chapter explores the implications of this type of professional learning for sectors and schools. The knowledge that teachers develop about their professional practice could be used by schools to shape and guide effective school-based leadership; however, there appears to be little opportunity for such application to occur at the school level – or more widely beyond programme cohorts. As such, this situation raises important considerations about what it might mean to value teachers as professionals in ways that recognise and meaningfully employ their developing professional knowledge and expertise.


Learn Outcome School Context Professional Learning Professional Knowledge Knowledge Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Smith
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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