The Vital program: transforming ICT professional development

Bradshaw, Pete, Twining, Peter, and Walsh, Christopher S. (2012) The Vital program: transforming ICT professional development. American Journal of Distance Education, 26 (2). pp. 74-85.

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Developing a model for effective large-scale continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers remains a significant obstacle for many governments worldwide. This article describes the development and evolution of Vital — a CPD program designed to enhance the teaching of information communication technology in state-funded primary and secondary schools in England. The article concludes that the success of the program comes from its innovative bottom-up response and reconceptualization of CPD as being more than just externally designed courses. The program encourages and responds to teachers' reflective practice matching the teaching and learning demands of the twenty-first century.

Item ID: 43533
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1538-9286
Funders: Department for Education (UK)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 06:56
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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