Professional Learning Practice and Ethics (PLPE)
Teachers have to be knowledgeable in their content areas, extremely skilful in a wide range of teaching approaches and ethical in their relations with diverse students. Recognizing the complexity of educators' work, this reasearch group engages in a rigorous exploration of professional learning, practice and ethics in diverse contexts of education and addresses a set of key research questions to build its long-term research program.
- Teacher education and professional learning in local and global contexts
- Preparing future teachers and teacher educators through a range of curriculum and pedagogies
- Professional attributes required by future educators for their active participation in a democratic and socially just project of education
- The nature of professional practice, how it is known, organized, represented and transformed in various institutional and sociocultural contexts of education
- The nature of professional practice in neo-liberal conditions and their affect on the everyday of educators
- Identifying 'ethical' professional practice and how it is practiced across a range of stakeholders
- Educational responsiveness to workplace practices
For further information regarding the PLPE strand contact
Associate Professor Alex Kostogriz (Theme Convenor).