Taking responsibility for own professional development

Taking responsibility for own professional development is one of the professional practices in the British Council's teacher educator framework. It involves reflecting regularly and seeking feedback on work to assess strengths and areas for further development. Teacher educators also need to develop a stronger awareness of the impact of their behaviour as it relates to openness, conscientiousness, interactivity, empathy and resilience. This practice includes seeking professional improvement by identifying and engaging in independent and collaborative professional development activities (including those carried out online) which are relevant to teacher educators. This practice involves keeping up-to-date with current trends in teacher education and being able to define career goals for both the shorter and longer term. 

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