BiographyKen taught in London for 13 years before returning to Wales to work in Higher Education and until 2015 was Senior Consultant for Professional Learning and Development at UWTSD, based in Swansea. He is now Professor Emeritus at UWTSD and works as an independent education consultant. He has been involved locally in the training and continuing education of teachers and headteachers; nationally as a consultant in the field of school leadership and through work for government departments; and internationally through his position as Managing Editor of the journal Professional Development Education and as one of the founding members of the International Professional Development Association (IPDA).
He has served on government working groups and was involved in co-piloting the accreditation route for Chartered Teacher status in Wales. His international work has included the organisation of symposia on Professional Learning in many European countries, in the USA and in India.
Recent publications include Jones, K. (2011) Central, local and individual continuing professional development (CPD) priorities: changing policies of CPD in Wales Professional Development in Education Vol 37 No 5 November 2011, 759-776
Jones, K. and O’Brien, J. (Eds) (2014) European Perspectives on Professional Development in Teacher Education London: Routledge
Jones, K. (2015) Optimistic professional learning for teachers in Martin, C.R, Fleming, M.P. and Smith, H. (2016) Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Learning and Teaching Environment Fife: Swan and Horn
Swennen, A., Jones, K., and Volman, M. (2010) Teacher educators: their identities, sub identities and implications for professional development, Professional Development in Education, Vol. 36 Nos. 1-2, March-June 2010 p131-148
Jones, K. (2017) Social Justice Leadership: A Welsh Perspective, in Angelle, P.S. (Ed) (2017) A Global Perspective of Social Justice Leadership for School Principals Charlotte: IAP
Waters, J., Payler, J. and Jones, K. (2018) The Professional Development of Early Years Educators London: Routledge
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise