The Publications section of the DEPISA website provides access to all the Monographs published by DEPISA. All articles are based on the results of practitioner inquiry undertaken by members and presented at DEPISA meetings.
The monographs are:
In order to provide a more user friendly way of accessing the research and writings of DEPISA members the Resources section of the website identifies some of the key articles organised under major themes which have formed the focus of groups of members.
Additional themes will be added as the research interests of DEPISA members develop, and additional articles will be added after each DEPISA meeting.
The name DEPISA originated at the 4th meeting held in June 2014 at the National University of Laos. Prior to that time the members were part of the project Re-forming the Professional Development of Teacher Educators and School Teachers initially funded by the Australian Government and the University of Sydney. The name change resulted from a broadening of membership beyond teacher educators and a greater diversity of research approaches and interests of members.
The articles in this section provide a framework for understanding the evolution of the DEPISA approach to professional development and professional learning.
In an effort to focus the type of research undertaken by members the decision was made that action research was a sound way of encouraging those who had undertaken research as part of their degree programs, but who now found it difficult to continue researching because of teaching and other commitments to become involved in researching their teaching and learning practices.
The articles in this section provide examples of different types of research projects members have undertaken which have contributed to their continuing professional learning.
The importance of reflecting upon the professional practices of oneself and others became an important part of the work of DEPISA as members introduced their students, and their colleagues, to be benefits of continually reflecting upon their efforts.
The articles in this section provides guidance and challenges for those who wish to incorporate reflection into their professional practice.
In the first instance the group that developed into DEPISA focused upon teacher education, particularly the preparation of teachers of English language.
A number of interesting and useful strategies for teaching foreign languages are contained in DEPISA Monographs and some are identified in the theme.
After a meeting in Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand a group of nurse educators joined DEPISA.
This active group has produced numerous interesting and useful articles which provide ideas which could be adapted for the education of students enrolled in any professional degree.
The nature of the DEPISA membership and the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community stimulated an interest in the impact of globalisation and internationalisation on educational policies and practices.
Some articles produced by members are available in monographs.
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