1 Nationalt Center for Kompetenceudvikling, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Arts, Aarhus University3 Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Arts, Aarhus University
competence development through practice-based learning
In this paper I examine the research into the process of adult teachers’ practice-based learning as a part of an on-going project titled “Competence development through practice-based learning – a study of adult teacher’s learning processes”. The project relies on the notion of the adult teacher as a 'reflective practitioner’, who develops 'the language of practice’, through experience and learns when she is exposed to 'disjuncture’. Research done on continuing professional development and the inquiries done in the field of teacher thinking and within this the research on novices becoming expert professionals is explored. The paper ends with a proposal for further research perspectives.
adult learning; learning through practice; practicebased learning