'Teacher Professionalism in the New Era.'
University of Aberdeen, Workshop 2, GTC Scotland National Education Conference, 28 May 2009.
Recently proposed models of teacher professionalism reference, among others, the following characteristics: critical thinking, collective and collaborative action, trust, reflective and reflexive practice, creativity and autonomy. This workshop will consider these attributes and will examine tensions that exist between current practices in Scottish Education and the attributes of teacher professionals in these new models.
Research data from the Scottish Teachers for a New Era Project will be presented to illustrate issues and stimulate discussion with particular reference to values and beliefs held by new entrants to the profession.