Approaches[ edit ] In a broad sense, professional development may include formal types of vocational education, typically post-secondary or poly-technical training leading to qualification or credential required to obtain or retain employment. Professional development may also come in the form of pre-service or in-service professional development programs. These programs may be formal, or informal, group or individualized.
People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education, and training are key to moving society toward sustainability.
Beyond that, there is little agreement. People argue about the meaning of sustainable development and whether or not it is attainable. They have different visions of what sustainable societies will look like and how they will function.
These same people wonder why educators have not moved more quickly to develop education for sustainability EfS programs.
The lack of agreement and definition have stymied efforts to move education for sustainable development ESD forward. It is curious to note that while we have difficulty envisioning a sustainable world, we have no difficulty identifying what is unsustainable in our societies.
We can rapidly create a laundry list of problems - inefficient use of energy, lack of water conservation, increased pollution, abuses of human rights, overuse of personal transportation, consumerism, etc.
But we should not chide ourselves because we lack a clear definition of sustainability. Indeed, many truly great concepts of the human world - among them democracy and justice - are hard to define and have multiple expressions in cultures around the world.
In the Toolkit, we use three terms synonymously and interchangeably: We use ESD most often, because it is the terminology used frequently at the international level and within UN documents. Locally or nationally, the ESD effort may be named or described in many ways because of language and cultural differences.
As with all work related to sustainable development, the name and the content must be locally relevant and culturally appropriate. An important distinction is the difference between education about sustainable development and education for sustainable development.
The first is an awareness lesson or theoretical discussion. The second is the use of education as a tool to achieve sustainability. In our opinion, more than a theoretical discussion is needed at this critical juncture in time.
While some people argue that "for" indicates indoctrination, we think "for" indicates a purpose. All education serves a purpose or society would not invest in it. Driver education, for example, seeks to make our roads safer for travelers. Fire-safety education seeks to prevent fires and tragic loss of lives and property.
ESD promises to make the world more livable for this and future generations.By taking the time to answer these questions and prepare for your career discussion, it will be much more productive and, hopefully, a more engaging discussion for both you and your manager.
This post was originally published at an earlier date. Professional development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice.
It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development. Another important reason to study development is that you can gain a greater understanding of what's normal.
While every person is a little bit different, human development tends to follow a remarkably predictable pattern. Discussion of My Development as a Writer. Home / Essays / Discussion of My Development as a Writer. I’m Kavitha Janakan following Food Science in Dalhousie University.
I started to writer English essays when I was in grade six. As a non-native English speaker, writing essays in English was a big challenge for me. I used to write essays for my. Breaking down communication barriers and encouraging greater discussion regarding career development between managers and employees enhances the attractiveness of .
Example 5: Project Development After listening to the podcast for this week’s assignments choose two of the main points and discuss how you can apply them to your final project.
By taking the time to answer these questions and prepare for your career discussion, it will be much more productive and, hopefully, a more engaging discussion for both you and your manager. This post was originally published at an earlier date. The Human Growth and Development exam (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging) covers material that is generally taught in a one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development. Describe Erikson's theory of physical, emotional, and psychological human development, or "eight stages of life." He wrote that each stage of a person's life is characterized by a different psychological crisis that must be resolved before the person can successfully progress to the next stage.
Use the first paragraph of your response to summarize your final topic so your readers can make the connection to your choices from the podcast.