You may not think of reading a magazine or journal article as professional development. However, these often provide one of the most easily accessible forms of CPD, and can come in a variety of forms such as:
CPD articles: suggestions of particular activities and resources and how to use these most effectively in areas of your teaching. Examples can be found in our magazines, including Education in Chemistry.
Features: contextual background and enrichment to areas of your teaching, showing how the topic applies to everyday life and current research. Examples can be found in our magazines, including Chemistry World, Education in Chemistry and RSC News.
Blog posts and opinion pieces: a personal opinion or viewpoint on a topical issue. They promote discussion and help us to reflect on teaching practice. Examples can be found across publications and media in Education in Chemistry, Chemistry World, RSC News, Talk chemistry and Elementary articles.
Reviews: summaries of recent research in chemistry education, and how cutting edge peer reviewed research has been conducted, plus how this can be applied by you in the classroom to support sudents’ learning. Examples can be found in Education in Chemistry, Chemistry World and RSC News.
Demonstrations: for example, Exhibition Chemistry within Education in Chemistry.