School Leadership eCollection

Using evidence in the classroom for professional learning

Timperley, H

Document type:
Discussion paper

For teachers to use evidence to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms they need information about what their students know and can do, evidence about their own practice and its impact on students, and knowledge of the research evidence and that from other established sources to give direction for improvements to practice. Teachers, however, cannot be expected to know and do all this on their own, but need the support of well informed leaders who have sufficient knowledge both to lead teachers’ evidence-informed inquiry and to engage in their own inquiry into the effectiveness of their leadership practice in promoting teacher and student learning. [Abstract]

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