While the professionalisation of teaching is not a new topic of pedagogical study, its consideration in today's training context is relevant from a three-fold perspective: 1) Integrating formal, non-formal and informal learning systems; 2) Lifelong learning; and 3) Competency-based training, where importance is placed on initial training and continuing education, and on professional development. After a review of these three aspects, the article provides a brief characterisation of the professionalisation of teaching and the professional development of teachers. Finally, a number of implications regarding trainer training in higher education are analysed.© José Tejada Fernández, 2013.
|Journal||International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jan 2013|
- Competency-based training
- Higher education
- Lifelong learning
- Professional development
- Trainer training