Professional Development in Education is a fully refereed international journal that publishes original contributions on the subject of continuing professional learning and development (PLD). Articles contain scholarly discussion of related concepts and theories, emerging issues, empirical research, and contributions to the debate on continuing professional learning and development. Although the main focus of articles in the journal is likely to be teacher education, we welcome contributions which discuss the policy and practice of PLD in other professions where the focus of the article is professional learning and development.

The Award

Each year, from 2016, Professional Development in Education (the journal of the International Professional Development Association – IPDA) will award a prize for the best article published in the current volume. The Best Article prize is £100 plus one year’s membership of the Association. In the event that there are multiple authors, the cash prize and membership will go to the named contact author for distribution, as appropriate, to co-authors.

Current Award

PDiE Best Article 2017

The prize-winning article for Volume 43, 2017, is:

‘The missing link in teacher professional development: student presence.’

Vol 43.1, p23-35.
Authors: Jason Margolis, Rebecca Durbin, Anne Doring. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA

Previous Awards

PDiE Best Article 2016

The prize-winning article for Volume 42, 2016, is:

‘Conceptualising the research-practice-professional development nexus: mobilising schools as ‘research-engaged’ professional learning communities.’

Vol 42.1, p36-53,
Author: Clive Dimmock