5.4.1 - Professional standards and accountability
Welcome to chapter 4 of the 'Best practice in teaching' module. In this chapter, we'll be discussing professional standards and the concept of accountability. Both of these concepts are critical in good educational practice: the former refers to the standards which all teachers should uphold as a minimum, while the latter refers to the responsibilities which are conferred on teachers to do this.
Goals for this section
To understand the concepts of professional standards and accountability, and to have a firm grasp of the reasons why these factors are pivotal to current educational practice.
Objectives for this section
To be able to provide clear definitions of 'professional standards' and 'accountability'.
To be able to analyse and critique both concepts, identifying any limitations there may be or any barriers which may arise as well as the strengths of the concepts.
To be able to identify situations which arise in practice in which professional standards/accountability are particularly pertinent, and to be able to apply theoretical knowledge of these concepts in practice.
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