Professional investigation and learning for headmasters (PROFILE)
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 10/2002 - 9/2005
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
- European Union
- MU Faculty or unit
- Faculty of Arts
The goal of the project is to develop and test an ongoing training curriculum for the use of schools research findings, so that the current modernisation demands on school management are tackled efficiently. The curriculum is a package consisting of a set of four ongoing training modules for trainers and for headmasters, in which the utilization of relevant schools research findings is trained, reflected upon and tested in model form for the management of schools. The four modules focus on aspects that, according to schools research and practical experience, are particularly challenging: 1) supporting school development processes; 2) supporting school personnel development; 3) using external data from the system monitoring field; 4) school management functions in the development of schools and teaching.
In all of the modules, research findings that have practical relevance are processed, integrated into professional learning arrangements (training courses, intervision groups) and thus made useful in practice for the participants. Particular consideration is given to gender dimensions of school management activities.
The following were created for these modules: a manual for trainers and a manual for headmasters; a Web site for trainers and headmasters that offers an overview and selection of schools and school management research findings and facilitates the networking of information about projects, institutions, publications, etc.; a database featuring research findings, addresses, contacts, etc. that can be accessed via the Web site; an e-learning system for headmasters that can be accessed via the Web site.
The Web site featuring a database and e-learning is designed to support the addressees; as a tool, it is an integral component of the ongoing training concept.