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Becoming an Accomplished Professional: A Short Story of How Professionals Seek Excellence in Their Professions
SSRN Leadership Professional and Practitioner eJournal (2014)
  • Imran Anjum Chaudary
Abstract
Teachers learn better when they are exposed to environments which support a good mix of social and constructivist opportunities. As a result of learning, professionals do not just climb from one static point to another, rather, remain in a process of becoming other in their pursuit to seeking increased wisdom in their professions. They construct and reconstruct professional knowledge by participating in on-going, reflective, evidence-based, collaborative, and personalised professional development activities including teacher research with an aim of conceptualising and addressing problems. Thus through continuing learning and transformation, professionals’ identities remain in a constant evolution and keep driving them towards wiser living. Cultural norms, workplace affordances, leadership roles, peer interaction, enquiry and dialogue influence professionals’ personal, social and occupational endeavours.
Keywords
  • becoming,
  • professional wisdom,
  • teacher knowledge and knowing,
  • learning cultures,
  • teacher identity,
  • social learning and constructivism
Publication Date
Winter January 9, 2014
Citation Information
Chaudary, I. A. (2014). Becoming an Accomplished Professional: A Short Story of How Professionals Seek Excellence in Their Professions. SSRN Leadership Professional and Practitioner eJournal 6(2), 1-21.