Krishna's talk presented and explored some of the key factors affecting English teacher motivation for professional development. His talk is based on a study involving 100 teachers working at secondary, higher secondary and tertiary levels and looks at the findings, which indicate that support, incentives, recognition, perceptions about professional development, career structure play a crucial role in sustaining and cultivating teachers’ motivation for professional development.
Is professional development taken seriously where you work? Do you feel encouraged to engage with CPD? If so, what are some of the ways in which you are encouraged to focus on your own development?