School Leadership eCollection

Designing Professional Learning


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The Designing Professional Learning report provides a snapshot of the key elements involved in creating effective and engaging professional learning in a globally dispersed market.

Whether you are developing professional learning from scratch, enhancing an existing program or evaluating professional learning for yourself or others, the Designing Professional Learning report provides detailed guidance on how to configure and/or evaluate your own context-specific model/s.
Following analysis of a broad range of professional learning activities, a Learning Design Anatomy was developed to provide a framework for understanding the elements of effective professional learning.

Each learning design element is framed by a detailed series of questions that challenge users to refine and clarify aims, intended learning outcomes and the most effective ways in which to engage—taking into consideration the unique context for learning.

The report is designed to be of use to teachers, school leaders, policy makers, system administrators and professional learning providers. [Web]

This research informed the development of resources in AITSL’s 
Teacher Toolkit.