American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Systemic Innovations in Educational Systems via in-Service Teacher Education
Volker Ulm

This paper describes strategies for innovating educational systems by teachers’ professional development. On the basis of theories of learning and of managing complex systems, structural characteristics of projects are identified that have the potential to promote systemic developments in educational systems. The corresponding strategies for innovations have already been put into practice by large-scale European projects. Strong evidence shows that the chosen approach to teachers’ professional development has significant and substantial long-term effects on teachers’ beliefs and competences.

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