n Education as Change - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of lecturers in the natural sciences : enhancing the quality of learning
|Article Title||Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of lecturers in the natural sciences : enhancing the quality of learning|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Education as Change|
|Author||Liezel Frick and Chris Kapp|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
|Pages||81 - 96|
|Keyword(s)||Continuing Professional Development, Natural sciences and Quality of learning|
ISI Social Science
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is often seen as a miracle cure to ensure competence, accountability, professionalism and lifelong learning in professions. However, critics warn that unless the quality of the learning that takes place in CPD can be ensured, it will not live up to expectations. This article focuses on six principles that can serve to enhance the quality of learning in CPD of lecturers in the natural sciences. It presents CPD as a viable option to promote professional excellence. A study amongst lecturers in the natural sciences at the University of Stellenbosch is used to underscore the principles presented in this article.
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