In this interview, both Colin and Maya discuss the issue of quantity and quality in both pre-service training and in continuing professional development. Maya expands on her ideas about the need for an alternative pathway into teaching apart from the traditional training courses.

Colin talks about focusing on Continuing Professional Development as a way of ensuring continued quality, particularly the impact of school leadership as a way of encouraging teachers to take responsibility for their own development.

Both Maya and Colin discuss the role of technology, online learning and online communities and the impact these are having and can have on professional development over the coming years.

In this discussion forum,Colin Bangay, Maya Menon, Lina Mukhopadhyay and Amol Padwad discuss the issue of quantity and quality in both pre-service training and in continuing professional development. Each speaker expands on their ideas and suggestions for moving from a quantitative focus to a more qualitative focus in teacher education and training. Ideas include the need for an alternative pathway into teaching apart from the traditional training courses and the need to concentrate on Continuing Professional Development as a way of ensuring continued quality, particularly the impact of school leadership as a way of encouraging teachers to take responsibility for their own development.

The recording of the discussion forum will be available soon

Your professional development: With each interview, we are asking our viewers to think about their own professional development. Below is a question for you to think about and answer. You can use these questions as a basis for discussion with colleagues or add a comment below.

For discussion: What developments have you seen in teacher development and training as a result of developments in technology?

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