Professionalisation of Teaching in Universities: Implications from a Training Perspective
© The Author(s) 2013
Received: 15 February 2012
Accepted: 15 October 2012
Published: 15 January 2013
While the professionalisation of teaching is not a new topic of pedagogical study, its consideration in today’s training context is relevant from a three-fold perspective: 1) Integrating formal, non-formal and informal learning systems; 2) Lifelong learning; and 3) Competency-based training, where importance is placed on initial training and continuing education, and on professional development.
After a review of these three aspects, the article provides a brief characterisation of the professionalisation of teaching and the professional development of teachers. Finally, a number of implications regarding trainer training in higher education are analysed.