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Practical professional learning is the sixth element. Our faculty and students seek to know the theoretical knowledge. But we also want the practical experience and knowledge that makes connections with real life. We strive to balance theory and practice. Theory informs practice and practice informs theory.

The last element of professional learning is being results-oriented. We want our professors to be excellent teachers. We also want student learning to increase. Hence, we have a concern for quality control such as the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs which oversees areas such as course gap analysis, CAFÉ, and peer review recommendations. Since efforts have been put into improving the quality of teaching, content, skills and learning, the student evaluations have resulted in higher ratings for our courses and faculty members.

In addressing the seven protocols for adult learners and professional development, we believe that there is always room for improvement. We are not satisfied with what we have done. We know we can do better. This leads us to go further.

Lens three: models of teacher development

Sergiovanni (2005) in his Models of Teacher Development provides us with a useful framework to examine four years of the CAFÉ experience. The three models as described in Table 2 include: in-service training, professional development and renewal. Through CAFÉ the three models as seen in Figure 1 can be described as: information, formation, and transformation.

Models of Teacher Development
  In-service Training Professional Development Renewal
Assumptions Knowledge stands above the teacher. The teacher stands above the knowledge. Knowledge is in the teacher.  
  Knowledge is, therefore, instrumental. It tells the teacher what to do. Knowledge is, therefore, conceptual. It informs the teacher’s decisions. Knowledge is, therefore, personal. It connects teachers to themselves and others.  
  Teaching is a job and teachers are technicians. Teaching is a profession and teachers are experts. Teaching is a calling and teachers are servants.  
  Mastery of skills is important. Development of expertise is important. Development of personal and professional self is important.  
Roles Teacher is consumer of knowledge Teacher is constructor of knowledge Teacher is internalizer of knowledge.  
  Principal is an expert. Principal is a colleague. Principal is a friend.    
Practices Emphasize technical competence. Emphasize clinical competence. Emphasize personal and critical competencies.  
  Build individual teacher’s skills. Build professional community. Build caring community.  
  Through training and practice. Through problem solving and inquiry. Through reflection and reevaluation.  
  By planning and delivering training. By emphasizing inquiry, problem solving, and research. By encouraging reflection, conversation, and discourse.

Source:  Thomas J. Sergiovanni, The Principalship: A Reflective Practice Perspective, 5 th Ed. Boston, MA. Allyn&Bacon. Copyright ©2005 by Pearson Education.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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