Effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.The guidelines aim at providing science secondary school teachers with the competences to make an effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.
3.1 National Policies for Professional Development of Teachers
The municipalities have funds set aside for CPD of their staff and decide on its scope. The government can set aside funds for the municipalities and independent schools to support their work on developing the competence of teachers through extra funding to the Swedish National Agency for Education. The state shall, by means of the funds made available to the Swedish National Agency for Education, steer activities towards nationally important areas, taking into account that it is the principal organiser of the school that has the responsibility for implementing competence development.
A recent example is a programme called the "A boost for Teachers" (Lärarlyftet) where the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket) publishes a catalogue of courses for teachers too choose from and which teachers can participate in while retaining 80 per cent of their salaries.
- Eurydice: National Policies Sweden – Teachers and Education Staffhttps://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/teachers-and-education-staff-79_enThis document describes the development of the teaching profession in Sweden and includes information on Continuous Professional Development.
- Continuous Professional Development for Teachers in School Educationhttps://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/continuing-professional-development-teachers-working-early-childhood-and-school-education-76_enThis document gives more detail on the mechanisms for CPD in Swedish schools.