SELF-ASSESSMENT AS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH OF TEACHERS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
Introduction. Forming the competencies of modern teachers is getting more and more difficult. Therefore, professional standards are carefully designed in order to make a basis – the so called a benchmark for evaluating teaching performances and for building necessary skills. Around the world, self-assessment is considered a powerful motivating tool for professional development.
Purpose. The article is aimed at analyzing professional standards and the importance of self-assessment.
Results. According to numerous research data, a positive tendency of pedagogical education continuation was proven. Along with the data, a growing interest of teaching workforce in lifelong learning was revealed. Moreover, teacher trainers point it as an essential element of successful performance. To guarantee highly effective teaching, it’s necessary to be adequate in assessing own practices. Generally, self-assessment is believed to be a continuing process of evaluating performance effectiveness to determine required improvements. To evaluate the current level of self-assessment various frameworks are used worldwide. Traditionally, most of them use the domains introduced by Charlotte Danielson. Still, it’s strongly recommended to combine self-assessment techniques with peer feedback.
Originality. Analyzing the definition of self-assessment and the role it plays in the frameworks designed for professional development is incredibly important.
Conclusion. A driving force for professional growth, self-assessment is crucial for pedagogical workforce. Several tools are applied for adequate evaluation. They are aimed at performances and improvements.
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