Subject Leader

16. Continuing Professional Development

This video highlights the importance of professional development that is associated with occupational or subject knowledge, and how updating knowledge often prompts revisions to both the manner of delivery and curriculum content. The following example from York College features Lisa, and in this instance her duties as Head of Department.

Course relevance and context

The interviewees in this clip are Warren, a teacher who delivers across a range of levels on the technology provision at Blackburn college, and Peter, who is the Head of Department within this subject area. 

Warren and Peter discuss the relevance and context of their course, recognising the opportunities for co-operation with local industry partners. They also flag the importance of continual professional development along with the opportunity for revision to course content.