AGM and Committee/Prize Nominations

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the 2017 International Conference next month. If you have not booked your place yet please visit the event web page. Our theme this year is the complexity of professional and inter-professional learning and we have some exciting speakers including Professor Graham Donaldson, University of Glasgow, […]

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IPDA Bulletin September 2017

The new academic year is upon us. In this September 2017 bulletin we bring you: Thank you to Dr Margery McMahon Membership growth More success for Professional Development in Education Booking for the IPDA Annual Conference 2017 IPDA Cymru day IPDA India conference We are always delighted to receive ideas and feedback from our membership, as […]

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Dr Manpreet Kaur elected to IPDA International Committee

Polling for the International Committee election vacancy closed at 1200 (GMT) Friday 3 March 2017. Three candidates stood for the vacancy on the International Committee: Paul Campbell, Dr Manpreet Kaur, Dr Fiona King. Dr Manpreet Kaur has been elected with 58% of the votes and will now serve a three-year term (2017-2019) as an International Committee member. […]

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IPDA Bulletin April 2017

In the Spring 2017 bulletin we bring you information about: The membership of the International Committee Blogs and book reviews Save the date for our 2017 conference Membership webpages and benefits Advert for tenders for our website review An opportunity to apply for an IPDA Research Scholarship 2017 Remember IPDA is your organisation so if […]

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Invitation to Tender for Website review and redesign

The International Professional Development Association has been in existence since 1968 and is one of the leading associations which has a core focus on professional learning and development in education. As part of its ongoing development IPDA now invites tenders from suitably experienced and qualified individuals or small companies to undertake a review of its […]

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IPDA Bulletin January 2017

Happy New Year! In this first bulletin of 2017 we bring you information about: Report on the 2016 conference Save the date for our 2017 conference Membership update Membership webpages and benefits Advert for tenders for our website review Advert for new International Committee member IPDA Fellow 2016 IPDA 2016 prize winner PDiE Best Article […]

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IPDA Bulletin September 2016

In this September bulletin we bring you information about: Our 2016 conference – call for papers IPDA prize nominations PDiE Best Paper Award Save the date for our 2017 conference An opportunity to apply for an IPDA Research Scholarship New membership benefits IPDA England event IPDA Cymru event Remember IPDA is your organisation so if […]

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IPDA Bulletin June 2016

IPDA Bulletin June 2016

In this mid-year bulletin, we bring you information about: Update from around the regions Promoting IPDA Our 2016 conference and a save the date for our 2017 conference IPDA journals Becoming an IPDA book reviewer An opportunity to apply for an IPDA Research Scholarship, IPDA Prize Updating your details on the IPDA platform We are […]

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Issue 3 of Volume 42 of Professional Development in Education now available on-line

Issue 3 of Volume 42 of the Association’s flagship journal Professional Development in Education is now available on-line, edited by Managing Editor Professor Ken Jones. This issue not only brings together articles on professional learning from a variety of international contexts, it also allows readers to reflect on the many different approaches to researching professional learning […]

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2015 IPDA Prize winner Lorna Anderson writes about Master’s work with English as an additional Language (EAL) Learners

2015 IPDA Prize winner Lorna Anderson writes about Master’s work with English as an additional Language (EAL) Learners

The IPDA prize is intended to acknowledge outstanding work undertaken by post graduate students in the field of professional learning. IPDA is reviewing the criteria for the prize and further details will be published later in the year. Here, one of the winners of the 2015 prize, Lorna Anderson writes about her prize-winning master’s study. […]

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IPDA awards Professional Development in Education prize to Michael Lowes and Laura Anderson

At the 2015 International Conference IPDA awarded the Professional Development in Education Prize for first-time publication to Michael Lowes and Laura Anderson. Read below to find out more about their research. Michael Lowes Michael carried out research in his own workplace which considered whether the use of teaching assistants in his school supported the school’s ethos […]

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IPDA Bulletin December 2015

IPDA Bulletin December 2015

In this Christmas and end of year bulletin we bring you information about: – Membership renewal for 2016 – Our 2015 conference and a save the date for our 2016 conference – Your chance to become an IPDA book reviewer and blog author – An opportunity to apply for an IPDA Research Scholarship – New […]

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Become a book reviewer or blogger for IPDA

IPDA members are encouraged to contribute a book review or blog post to the IPDA website. View our Guidance for Book Reviewers and Bloggers. Books available for review If you’d like to review one or more of these books please contact Phil Taylor – phil.taylor@bcu.ac.uk. Print Books Appleyard, N., & Appleyard, K. (2015). Reflective teaching and learning […]

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Professional Learning: Concepts, Models and Empirical Practice

Professional Development 42.1 is now published on-line. Issue 1 of Volume 42 of the Association’s flagship journal is now available on-line. Edited by Managing Editor, Professor Jim O’Brien of the University of Edinburgh, UK. Jim’s Editorial is free to access at the moment online. The Editorial discusses the nature of articles received by the Editorial […]

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International Committee Nominations

Any ordinary member of IPDA is eligible for election as a member of the International Committee. Elected committee members serve for three years. If you would like to stand for the IPDA International Committee, you will need an IPDA member to nominate you and another to second your nomination. If you would like to nominate […]

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015 Announcement

The IPDA AGM will be held at 17.45 – 19.00 on Friday 27 November 2015 at the Aston Centre, Aston University, Birmingham. Download the AGM agenda. Download the amended constitution that the Committee are recommending. The main reasons for the changes are to simplify the constitution so that the bylaws have been incorporated into the main […]

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More Than A Journal: Professional Development In Education

More Than A Journal: Professional Development In Education

Check Out The Editors Providing Information In A Short Routledge Video On The Journal Webpages (use the button on the top right of the page). Each year the Journal supports attendance of members of the Editorial Board at Educational Research Conferences to support the work of the Journal. Earlier this year Ken Jones and Jim O’Brien […]

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Professional Learning in Global Times

Professional Development 41.5 is now published on-line. Issue 5 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal is now available on-line. Edited by Associate Editor Professor Howard Stevenson of the University of Nottingham, UK. Howard’s Editorial introduces the articles in this Issue and comments on how they reflect the complex ways in which education ideas […]

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Weaverbirds and Twitter: variety in the landscape of professional learning of educators

Professional Development 41.4 now published on-line. Issue 4 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal is now available on-line. Edited by Associate Editor and ipda Fellow, Anja Swennen of the Vrije University of Amsterdam. Anja’s’s Editorial offers personal reflections on her recent return professional trip to Ethiopia and also highlights and introduces the articles […]

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More than a Journal: Professional Development in Education Amsterdam Symposium and Editorial Board

More than a Journal: Professional Development in Education Amsterdam Symposium and Editorial Board

To promote the journal, the Editorial Board links up with other institutions and organizations from time to time to discuss areas of interest relating to professional development and learning. The Editorial Board of the journal recently met at the beginning of June in Amsterdam taking advantage of a PDiE supported Symposium on Teacher Leadership. Held […]

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Professional Development in Education 41.3

Issue 3 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal is available on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjie20/current Edited by Associate Editor, Laura M. Desimone of the University of Pennsylvania. Laura’s Editorial focuses on the processes and effects of learning activities and how the articles included in 41.3 contribute to deepening and enriching our understanding. Among the themes […]

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Professional Development in Education 41.2 Special Issue: The Professional Development of Early Years Educators

Issue 2 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal has been published on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjie20/current#.VQQBGWYlrno Edited by Guest Editors: Jane Waters and Jane Payler and their Editorial is currently free to download. The Special Issue presents 15 articles with a Foreword by Ken Jones that warns potential readers of the dangers of ignoring specialist […]

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PhD scholarship opportunity in Professional Learning

Sheffield Hallam University is offering a number of  PhD scholarship opportunitiesv with the Education proposals listed here (closing date Friday 20th March). Proposals are invited in a range of areas within education. In particular, one focus is on professional learning. An initial outline is given below, however proposals in related areas are also encouraged. Professional learning and […]

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Follow @PDIEjournal on Twitter

The Editorial Board of Professional Development in Education the flagship journal of ipda has established a Twitter account to provide information and comment about articles and trends to ipda members and the academic and professional community. Click here to follow @PDIEjournal. Professional Development in Education is a leading journal in its field and is in […]

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First Issue of Volume 41 of Professional Development in Education (41.1) Published online

The first Issue of 2015 edited by Associate Editor, Dr Aileen Kennedy, has recently been published on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjie20/current#.VD4-MOdB4Wk ipda members will receive their hard copy, Issue 1 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal, by post in early 2015. In keeping with a normal Issue there is an interesting and stimulating range of […]

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John Lowes receives the ipda prize

The 2014 ipda prize has been awarded to Michael Lowes. The following is an overview of Michael’s work. Michael carried out research in his own workplace which considered whether the use of teaching assistants in his school supported the school’s ethos of inclusion and developing pupil independence. Focusing on those pupils who are the most vulnerable […]

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Submit Papers for International Congress on Education for the Future: Issues and Challenges (ICEFIC 2015)

You are invited to submit abstracts for ICEFIC 2015, which takes place on 13-15 May 2015. Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences is hosting the International Congress on Education for the Future: Issues and Challenges (ICEFIC 2015) in Ankara to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Faculty. ICEFIC 2015 is intended to serve as an international platform to […]

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