Education and the professionals working in education should constantly develop and innovate in relation to the ever- changing society of today. Factors in the context of teacher professional development, such as the structure and culture of the school organization and the type of leadership are important in understanding the professionalization processes and the professional and innovative behavior of teachers and teacher teams. Up to now however, little is understood about the exact impact of the (school) organization on teachers’ professionalization in the context of recent innovations in education.
Leading research questions
- Which factors (organizational, team) explain variations in teachers individual and collective learning and innovative behavior, and how do these different levels interact with each other?
- To what extent and in what way does individual and collective innovative behavior of teachers, in addition to other factors, explain the development and introduction of innovations in educational settings?