In an increasingly global community there are myriad opportunities and challenges in: how we design and engage teachers in meaningful performance and development; who delivers professional learning; how educators participate in learning that makes a difference to outcomes; and when and where these development opportunities take place. AITSL’s “Global trends in professional learning and performance & development” report, explores some implications and ideas for the Australian education system.
The wide variety of organisations whose innovations are explored in this report model trends which we also believe will grow in prominence and importance in the coming years. Some are drawn from education, but it is important that an expansive view is taken, and that we understand the rapid developments taking place elsewhere. As participants in the knowledge business, our practice should be at the cutting edge. The truth is that it is not – not yet. A small number of highly innovative schools are showing the way, but there is much to be learnt too from the fast-moving developments other industries and services reveal.