Teacher Self-Directed Learning: Further Insights
This chapter reiterates the benefits of in-service education opportunities that actively position teachers as self-directed learners. Creating the conditions for such learning is a worthwhile and productive pursuit which requires teachers and facilitators to invest a high level of intellectual engagement as they find ways to think and work differently. The professional knowledge which emerges from the experience should be valued at both a school and sector level. Realizing this type of teacher learning is possible, to do so requires professional learning to be less about the construction of a ‘programme’ and more about conceptualizing a process of learning.