As a teacher, you use Professional Judgement daily. The 2014-17 Collective Agreement now includes a definition of Professional Judgement. Specifically, Article C2.5 reads:
“Professional Judgement” shall be defined as judgement that is informed by professional knowledge of curriculum expectations, context, evidence of learning, methods of instruction and assessment, and the criteria and standards that indicate success in student learning. In professional practice, judgement involves a purposeful and systematic thinking process that evolves in terms of accuracy and insight with ongoing reflection and self-correction.
ETFO has published several “Professional Judgement Matters” resources to support members. They are available on the ETFO website (etfo.ca > advice for members > professional judgement) and below. Please note that each link will download a pdf.