Are You a ‘Connected Professional’?

Jim Crawley, a senior lecturer and teaching fellow in the school of Education at Bath Spa University, is conducting research into teacher education as part of a 4-year study.

Although aimed at teaching professionals, aspects of his work can be applied to the fitness professional. His model has four ‘connections’:

  1. The Practical Connection: of practical teaching skills, knowledge and understanding;
  2. The Democratic Connection: of involvement in democratic action;
  3. The Civic Connection: of active engagement with the wide community; and
  4. The Networked Connection: of using many forms of networking including those supported by technology to develop and sustain active engagement with other professionals and the wider community.

Jim is a fellow of the Institute for Learning (IfL) and his article was in InTuition, the magazine of IfL.

Reference

Crawley, J. (2014) Meet the ‘Connected Professional’. InTuition. Issue 17, Summer 2014, pp.23.

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