Teacher Training & CPD

Dear Colleagues

I thought it would be beneficial if I included some reading material on topics of interest to the educators esp. the ones that would be useful to increase the corpus of their knowledge and also help them apply the same in the classrooms.
  •  Meaning of a Profession & its Implications
  • Concept of Pedagogy 
  • Concept of Andragogy
  • Concept of a teaching Method
  • Concept of an Approach
  • Concept of a Strategy,Technique
  • Concept of Content-Analysis in Mathematical Sciences 
  • Concept of Content-Analysis in Languages
  • Purpose of imparting Education to young children
  • Meaning of Developing an All-Round Personality 

THE CONCEPT OF A PROFESSION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS 

Long since the Indian Teacher Education has been struggling with  redesigning the teacher education system. It no doubt recognizes  Teaching as a Profession, but a host of urban and rural teachers are not familiar with the meaning and the implications of the concept of a profession.Ttherefore it is time we familiarized ourselves with the concept that has undergone a lot of progression and development.
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Profession    Prounciation: /prəˈfɛʃ(ə)n/

The origin of the word


Middle English professioun, from Anglo-French profession,from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin profession-, professio,from Latin, public declaration, from profitēri
First Known Use: 13th century

Examples: the word in the world of work is used as given

  1. The doctor talked to students who are thinking about entering the profession.
  2. Most professions in the medical field require years of training.
  3. My daughter recently became a member of the medical profession.

Meaning of the term Profession


As given  in the oxford dictionaries, the word has the following two meanings. Of course of the two meanings given below the first one applies to what we all are engaged in at our places of work. 

1. A paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.         

     Synonyms:careeroccupationcallingvocation, line of work, line of employment


2. An open but often false claim. e.g. "his profession of delight rang hollow"


Synonyms: declarationaffirmationstatementannouncementproclamation, assertion, avowal, 
vowclaimallegationprotestation


Nature of a Profession

Wikipedia  defines it as  a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. also a profession arises when any trade or occupation transforms itself through "the development of formal qualifications based upon education, apprenticeship, and examinations, the emergence of regulatory bodies with powers to admit and discipline members, and some degree of monopoly rights.


Formation of a Profession

A profession arises when any trade or occupation transforms itself through "the development of formal qualifications based upon education, apprenticeship, and examinations, the emergence of regulatory bodies with powers to admit and discipline members, and some degree of monopoly rights." (Wikipedia)  Most importantly, the conduct and practice of a profession is controlled and regulated by  a Professional body of autonomous nature. These bodies provide essential training and education to the aspirants through carefully formulated curricula and give their certification or licensureship to the candidate upon successful completion of the courses/programs. Also thus they not only regulate the conduct of the profession but also regulate who should and how should one seek access to practicing.  



Characteristics in Practicing the Profession

Typically, individuals are required by law to be qualified by a local professional body before they are permitted to practice in that profession. For instance in India, a candidate has to have the necessary professional licensing or certification to practice Teachership by acquiring the diploma in Education D.Ed., or degree of B.Ed., or M.Ed., indicating the importance of Professional bodies in conducting relevant and allied courses to impart training and eduation in the said profession.....




 
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