Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Teaching Profession in Zambia

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the teaching profession is a lifelong learning process designed to raise teacher quality in order to meet learners’ needs and improve learner outcomes and performance. CPD is a set of planned interventions that focus on improvement and broadening of knowledge, understanding, and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of teacher professional duties. It helps to address the inadequacies of initial teacher training by equipping teachers with relevant and current knowledge and skills that match the changing world and advances in Information, Communication Technologies (ICTs).

The Teaching Council of Zambia, with the support of UNESCO and other stakeholders, has initiated the production of a national CPD Framework document that will provide and guide the coordination and management of all CPD programmes and activities in Zambia.

More Information on the management of CPD in the Teaching Profession in Zambia will be availed once the manual has been validated for official use.