The Influence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on the Teaching Approaches of secondary School teachers in District Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Keywords:Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Influence, Teaching Approaches, Secondary School
This paper presents a study conducted in district Sukkur, Sindh, which explores the influence of continuing professional development (CPD) on the teaching approaches of secondary school teachers. The research aims to determine the impact of CPD programs on teachers' knowledge, skills, and practices. The study employs a mixed-method approach, gathering data from 30 head teachers and 120 secondary school teachers who participated in CPD programs. Data collection methods include surveys, interviews, and classroom observations. CPD programs enhance teachers' approaches by improving knowledge, skills, and confidence. They provide new strategies, resources, and tools for pedagogical improvement, fostering collaborative learning, professionalism, and continuous improvement. This leads to improved academic outcomes. Regression analysis shows that CPD programs have a significant positive effect on students' academic outcomes (β = 0.269, p < 0.05). The study highlights challenges faced by teachers in CPD programs and recommends increased government and institutional support for professional development in Sukkur district, Sindh, Pakistan.
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