Reframing Teacher Professional Development through Adult Learning Theories

1Sreelekshmi V R

2Dr D. Radharamanan Pillai

1Research Scholar, Reg no- 19213094012015, Centre for PG Studies and Research in English, Muslim Arts College, Thiruvithan code, Affiliated to M.S. University, Tirunelveli-627012.,
2Research Supervisor-, Professor, Centre for PG Studies and Research in English, Muslim Arts College, Thiruvithan code, Affiliated to M.S. University, Thirunelveli-627012.

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Abstract:

Research in the past few years have probed into how adults learn and many theories have been put forward regarding adult learning. Teachers are very central to any education system. For teachers to be better professionals, teacher education and professional development is crucial. Adult learning is now the basis for many effective training and development programs for teachers. This paper outlines adult learning theories and how these theories can be effective when it comes to teacher education and professional development.

Keywords:

Adult learning theories, teacher education, professional development.

Paper Details
Month01
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 9
Pages44949-44950