NEW GUIDANCE ON EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT from the EEF
High-quality professional development for early years practitioners should be sustained, well-organised and include four core elements of professional learning.
This is according to a new guide, published today (20th April 2023) by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), that aims to support high quality professional development opportunities for early years practitioners.
To increase the chance that participation in professional development leads to practice improvements, we recommend professional development:
· Builds practitioners’ knowledge;
· Motivates them to adopt and maintain changes to their practice;
· Develops specific techniques; and
· Embeds new approaches in their practice.
The guide – which is free to download from the EEF’s website – also includes insights from professionals working within a range of different early years settings who share how they have used these features to improve their professional development provision.
Download the guide here: eef.li/eypd