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Educational Quest- An International Journal of Education and Applied Social Sciences
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 145) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 0976-7258. Online ISSN : 2230-7311.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2230-7311.2017.00021.6

Professional Development of 21st Century Teachers in Higher Education

Hasan Mohammad*, Parvez Mohammad

Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India

*Corresponding author: mohdhasanazmi@gmail.com

Online published on 15 June, 2017.


The present research article aims to discuss the professional development of teachers in higher education in India. It also analysed the elements and area of professional development of teachers in 21st century. As it has been claimed that 21st century acting as an active force behind the rapid transition of higher education. Traditional means of knowledge are all most washed out by the scientific ways. Use of information and technology has got maximisation in each and every field of knowledge. The whole world is moving fast to make permanent impression in the world of knowledge. Nation after nation is coming forward with the novel facts of life. Researchers are getting acceleration in all the academic fields. Most of the countries are busy in restructuring their higher education system in order to survive in this competitive world. As the 21st century has brought about quantitative and qualitative changes in all the disciplines of knowledge. But we cannot ripe the fruits of such occurred and occurring transformations until we have professionally developed and trained teachers in higher education system. At present, in India several short terms and refreshers courses were mooted out by experts to train and develop the professional competency of university teachers. In India, most of the universities running refresher courses with the help of University Academic Staff colleges. These Academic Colleges are largely responsible to organise workshops and newly invented academic activities for the teachers’ professional development.



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