Record number :
2605774
Title of article :
HOW ENGLISH TEACHERS LEARN IN INDONESIA: TENSION BETWEEN POLICY-DRIVEN an‎d SELFDRIVEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Author/Authors :
Utami , I. G. A. Lokita Purnamika Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha Jalan Udayana - Bali, Indonesia , Prestridge, Sarah Griffith University 176 Messines Ridge Road Mt Gravatt - Queensland , Australia
Pages :
21
From page :
245
To page :
265
Abstract :
Professional Development (PD) and Professional Learning (PL) are established terms which are used interchangeably but theoretically have notable differences. The former is formally and externally designed while the latter is more informal and self-directed. These differing characteristics have not been observed in the context where PD is normally governed by government policy. As such, there is little to no research on Indonesian English teachers’ practice, preferences and dispositions for PD or PL. A qualitative study was conducted involving four English teachers from Indonesia who demonstrated active participation in professional development and professional learning activities. Developmental interviews were the main source of data. The study showed distinct variance in these teachers’ preference and action for PL through online networks, self-chosen PD and knowledge-sharing interactions with their colleagues. The study observed compliant dispositions and indifferent dispositions towards school PD policy. The study suggests the need to shift compliancy and policy measures from formal school based professional development to include online professional learning opportunities that the teachers initiate, with the integration of both approaches needing further research and development.
Keywords :
education policy , English teacher , online professional learning , professional development
Journal title :
TEFLIN Journal
Serial Year :
2018
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