The Principles Of Professionalism And Professionalism

1593 Words Dec 1st, 2014 7 Pages
In this essay the principles of professionalism will be discussed including its importance to education as a whole, and as a practitioner. The following will be discussed; assessing the different understandings of professionalism, demonstrating factors such as self-awareness, personal qualities and skills. Then examine how these may impact a practitioner
“Professionalism means different things to different people” as suggest by Fox (1992, p. 2). Examining the different meanings of professionalism Hanlon 1998 would agree with Fox stating professionalism is what people think at a certain point in time. For example some may argue that professionalism places its importance on belonging to a profession. This includes an individual having certain qualifications, experiences, trainings, which allow them to be part of a certified professional body as a reflection of their expertise. Hoyle 1975 pg 135 would agree with this view whereby stating “strategies …. employed by members …. seeking to improve status, salary and conditions”. This suggests that a practitioner has the only intention of changing their methods as a practitioner in the interest of raising their salary and status. Its importance to assess these views arise from 1900s.
Today, the view of professionalism has changed, according to Campbell 2014 who would disagree with this view stating that professionalism is about attitudes and values. Changes to education, including the role of the teacher made by the department of…
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