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harder rather than necessarily reading more.
Undoubtedly, though, if as a principal or a
teacher you're tiring of reactively spinning
the wheels and you want more seriously to
build capacity in your school or career then
I'm confident that you'll have the eyes to see
Take the time to consider the very real
benefits to be accrued when a whole school
engages in a range of aligned significant
projects around such issues as school dis-
cipline, literacy and numeracy, or national
cu rriculum implementation.
Take the time to consider the profes-
sional opportunities you can develop for
yourself, recognising that it doesn't all
have to be done in one or two years. Take a
longer perspective. A well-str uctu red post-
graduate program is an excellent frame-
work for addressing professional impera-
tives and an excellent means to actively
meet continuing professional learning
requirements. Don't just focus on ticking
one box today by reacting to the urgent.
Think today about how you can tick all the
boxes for tomorrow. T
Alan Robe rts is Director of the Centre for
Professional Learning and Development
and Course Coordinator for the Ma ster
of Education (Coursework) program in
the Faculty of Educ ation at Queensland
University of Technology.
This article draws on his pape r,
'Reconceptualising postgraduate study as
a framework for professional learning,'
presented at a se min ar for the Queensland
Education Resources Expo in September.
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