Secondly, I wrote lesson plans which guided me not to change the duration of my activities, or foregoing them altogether; as well as schemes of work, which guided me on what to do in the course of the semester. Thirdly, I took part in an in-house training that gave me an opportunity to develop teaching skills, and emphasized the need to understand the principles of education. Lastly, theories of reflection made me build knowledge on bridging the gap between theory and practical world.
Though development opportunities are a great way to grow professionally, evaluating development programs is crucial too. Collins (2000), states that evaluation can help in choosing the right program, adopting it to your local text and to fine-tune the program once in use. He continues to say that evaluation ensures that one avoids the popular innovations that are more opinion-based and promoted by people who are more concerned of what sells than what works. In view of the above discussion, though development is important, the process can be pricey because it requires sophisticated methods of evaluation to ensure quality ...Show more