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Musings on professionalism

I am reading about professionalism, particularly with regard to the changes ahead of us in Teacher Education. I found this paper from Jill Jameson. Here are her reflections and questions at the end.

“I argue that, within a generally low trust, highly pressurised wider environment of rapid policy changes in a recession, it is important that professionals maintain their agency and autonomy within communities of practice, external as necessary, and that leaders in the sector learn to build high trust environments locally using distributed or shared leadership models (Jameson, 2011a-d).
Yet it seems that these lessons may not yet have been learned sufficiently to enable a fully functioning sense of professionalism to operate within the learning and skills sector. Is this the case? If so, what can we do to facilitate higher trust environments and a more successful development of professionalism within the sector?

The full text and the references are here:
http://www.niace.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/events…

There are some fora within my workplace for the development of communities of practice, and these are to be welcomed. Space exists to discuss teaching and learning face to face, and via Yammer, but take-up from teachers is limited so far. More importantly I have yet to see the sort of leadership that Jill advocates. Perhaps there is a correlation?

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Jill Jameson on professionalism

Jill Jamesons paper on professionalism from The 12th LSRN National Research Event.

http://www.niace.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/events/C3075-1112/Jill-Jameson.pdf

Yvonne Hillier on professionalism

http://www.niace.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/events/C3075-1112/Yvonne-Hillier.pdf

These slides were presented at the 12th LSRN National Research Event in November 2012. More slides and materials can be found here:

Tests Document Readability

Tests Document Readability.

This free online software tool calculates readability : Coleman Liau index, Flesch Kincaid Grade Level, ARI (Automated Readability Index), SMOG. The measure of readability used here is the indication of number of years of education that a person needs to be able to understand the text easily on the first reading. Comprehension tests and skills training.
This tool is made primarily for English texts but might work also for some other languages. In general, these tests penalize writers for polysyllabic words and long, complex sentences. Your writing will score better when you: use simpler diction, write short sentences.
It also displays complicated sentences (with many words and syllables) with suggestions for what you might do to improve its readability.

Basic text statistics are also displayed, including number of characters, words, sentences, and average number of characters per word, syllables per word, and words per sentence.

The corridor of uncertainty: Twitter for academics

The corridor of uncertainty: Twitter for academics

Transforming lives: a summary of findings from the Transformation Fund on informal adult and community learning

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Transforming lives: a summary of findings from the Transformation Fund on informal adult and community learning

NIACE. 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK Tel. +44 (0)116
204 4200/4201 – Fax: +44 (0)116 285 4514, Minicom: +44 (0)116 2556049 –
Email: enquiries@niace.org.uk

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Leicester, LE1 7GE, UK

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