Authentic Tasks and Authentic Experiences: Two Dimensions for Delivering Effective Professional Development
Iain Doherty, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Drawing on longitudinal research into the delivery of effective continuing professional development workshops, we present the case that whilst workshops lead to a positive learning experience and to participants achieving intended learning outcomes, they do not result in a sufficient number of participants putting their learning into practice. We draw upon Aristotle’s distinction between acquiring knowledge and developing practical wisdom to critically discuss possible explanations for the relatively low implementation rates of workshop learning. On the basis of this discussion we make practical recommendations for supplementing professional development workshops with in situ training to address the need for authentic professional learning.
Doherty, I. (2011). Authentic Tasks and Authentic Experiences: Two Dimensions for Delivering Effective Professional Development. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1167-1172). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 18, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/38873/.
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