Is the Choice to Engage in Educator Learning an Ethical Decision?

ID: 33136 Type: Brief Paper
  1. James Beeler, North Carolina State University, United States

Friday, March 11 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Edgewood

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Abstract: Should educators be learners? Why do some educators choose not to engage in professional learning? Are educators ethically obligated to learn? If educators are obligated to learn would the decision made by a teacher to not engage in professional learning be unethical? How might adult learning principles help educators rethink the role of educator as learner so as to make ethical decisions about learning? These questions create a lens through which to explore educator engagement in continuous professional learning. The purpose of this essay is to examine whether or not the decision by educators to engage in educator learning is an ethical issue and to provide new energy toward establishing educator learning as a core value in educational institutions.

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