Continuing Professional Development for Language Teachers

2019-01-01
Bal Gezegin, Betül
Seferoğlu, Gölge
This paper reviews a selection of research from the field of teacher education with a focus on professional development (PD) for language teachers. For this purpose, it investigates target studies published in related academic journals between the years of 2010-2018. Following the steps of systematic review process, review of 33 studies yielded five main themes related to PD; a) PD as a reflective practice, b) PD as a transformative process, c) Role of Collaboration and cooperation in PD, d) INSETs as PD and e) PD and Technology. In addition to the general inclinations found, the review suggests that due to the increasing interest in PD and technology, further studies are needed on the integration, use and effectiveness of computer-based, virtual, and online PD activities.
Citation Formats
B. Bal Gezegin and G. Seferoğlu, Continuing Professional Development for Language Teachers. 2019, p. 75.