Professionalisation of teaching in universities: Implications from a training perspective

José Tejada Fernández*

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-358
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2013


  • Competency-based training
  • Higher education
  • Lifelong learning
  • Professional development
  • Professionalization
  • Trainer training


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