School of Education Leads EU Project in Developing New CPD Framework

Leonardo Lifelong Learning LogoThe School of Education have recently completed an important continuous professional development (CPD) framework which has drawn on expertise and practice from around Europe.

Alex Kendall, Associate Dean for Research and Development, worked on the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning-funded project with institutions from France, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Turkey and Portugal. The collaboration was named the Partnership around the Continuous Training of Teachers (PaCCT).

The final framework is now available for public use on the European Shared Treasure database, enabling institutions from around Europe to utilise it. The outcomes were also shared in a final dissemination conference in Bulgaria in June (Alex is pictured below at the conference).

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Cliff Jones, Chair of IPDA (International Professional Development Association) said of the framework:

“The PaCTT team have given us not only an excellent CPD Framework Tool, based upon solid research, but in the process have provided us with an opportunity to hear the voices of teachers from different countries and cultures talking not only about their experiences of CPD but also about their professional values. Using the Framework Tool will generate more professional learning, enable us to listen to more professional voices and promote valuable international co-operation.”

You can download the full framework here.