Policy submission / An Cosán: Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development

The name Cosán, the Irish word for pathway, has been chosen to reflect the fact that learning is, fundamentally, a journey, and one in which the act of travelling on that journey is more important than the destination. In other words, Cosán is about steady and ongoing progress, rather than elusive perfection. With that in mind, the Council has drafted this consultation paper to introduce, and seek feedback in relation to Cosán, its proposed framework for teachers’ learning.

The draft framework for teacher’s learning was published in May 2015 and open to consultation, led by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

This joint submission was produced by the IDEA Formal Education Working Group (FEWG), which 80:20 directly engaged with and actively supported.

Submission date: Nov 30, 2015
Page length: 10 pages