Professional Development Week with Dr. Kiri Gould from University of Auckland


In conjunction with Students Professional Development Week, School of Education had invited Dr. Kiri Gould, Programme Director at University of Auckland, New Zealand as the speaker for a webinar entitled “Professionalism and Teacher Identity”. The webinar which was held on 12th October 2021. Different understandings of professionalism require a critical approach and a strong sense of personal teacher identity.


Identity is a strong element in teachers professional lives and a resource that teachers draw on to explain and justify teaching decisions and relationships with others. The webinar was attended by more than 190 students and staffs which provided the opportunity for critical engagement with ideas about professionalism and reflection on participants own teacher identities.