In a workshop TDSIG organises in November, I will discuss how professionals learn in their workplace, especially during the early stages of their career. You are probably given objectives or competencies but the real assessment will be whether your performance meets the expectations of your managers and peers in your workplace. In some schools, teachers receive special benefits simply for their participation in PD programmes. Research evidence indicates that these benefits have little impact on teachers’ satisfaction with PD. How is this in your context?

Consider your own professional development experiences. Which do you consider the most effective? What made these experiences meaningful to you? What kind of evidence would you provide? Looking forward to your answers.