Understanding employees professional development the joint influence of individual and situational factors
07 / 2009 - 09 / 2014
The purpose of this project is to investigate teacher professional development from the psychological perspective and at individual level. We try to integrate the theories from vocational and social psychology into teacher professional development. First, we theoretically identify two types of teacher professional development at individual level. Then, we interpret those two types of development through the viewpoint of career motivation. Finally, we refine our arguments on the basis of social cognitive theories.