A Transcendental Exploration of Induction Training: Professional Development of College Science Teachers in Punjab

Ayaz Muhammad Khan, Yasir Hussain, Iqra Tariq


Professional development is a continuous process that improves the working and learning skills of a person. This type of training and development should be started from the very initial stage of appointment of an employee. Teachers’ Professional development includes training that contributes to the development of knowledge, professional development in the field of a teacher’s expertise (Ramanan & Mohamad, 2021). Punjab Higher Education Commission engaged College teachers in a professional development program. The objective of the study was to explore the lived experience of the college science teachers who attended PHEC training. The study was conducted under the interpretivism paradigm and phenomenological design of qualitative research was used. Using the theoretical sampling method five participants with lived experience were selected to dig out the understudy phenomena. The method was transcendental phenomenology and data was collected using a semi-structured interview. N-Vivo-12 was used for data analysis with a thematic analysis approach. During initial coding, four (Essence of the PHEC Training, Properties of PHEC Training, Challenges for Implication and Recommendations by the Trainees) themes were noted. It is recommended for future researchers to conduct this mixed-method researches using a pragmatic paradigm.

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