The purpose of the present study is to examine the contribution of a professional learning community of pedagogical instructors, training teachers, and teaching students in a clinical model for teacher education to their professional development.
The study is carried out by examining a variety of categories: namely, collaborative learning, personal responsibility, collective responsibility, reflective pedagogical discourse and action research, knowledge development and learning processes.
Thirty-three members of the learning community constituted the study community.
The research tool is a multiple-choice questionnaire that was developed for the requirements of the research and personal feedback on open-ended questions.
The quantitative data collected by the questionnaire indicated that the learning community of the clinical model for teacher education contributed greatly to the professional development of all participants regardless of field of knowledge, role in the training process, and the curricular activities offered by colleges and schools.
The findings revealed a negative relationship between the field of teacher education among the participants on the one hand, and professional development on the other hand.