Coaching and Collaborative CPD; its impact on teachers’ attitudes towards professional development and their professionalism in an international school

O'Rahilly, Frank (2017) Coaching and Collaborative CPD; its impact on teachers’ attitudes towards professional development and their professionalism in an international school. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

The following research aims to identify the impact collaborative learning opportunities, such as

peer coaching, have on teachers’ attitudes towards continuing professional development (CPD)

initiatives and their own professionalism. The research is carried out in an international school in

the United Arab Emirates which has its own unique challenges and opportunities. The research is

qualitative and used individual interviews and focus groups with teachers from a variety of

cultural backgrounds and years of experience.

The results show that incorporating collaborative learning into school led CPD initiatives can

have a positive effect on teachers’ attitudes. However, what the research also uncovered was that

circumstances outside the control of the study, such as the corporate management model and

budgetary cutbacks had a greater impact on these teachers’ attitudes than the success of the

collaborative learning.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 14:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47998

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