Nearly a third of teachers work in rural, regional or remote settings, educating over a quarter of Australia’s students. Yet, according to a AITSL report (2018),
only a quarter of these teachers described being able to access relevant or appropriate professional learning.
According to these teachers, a number of factors helped to support their learning:
- Increased availability of formal options including structured, face to face, and online choices
- Readily available informal learning opportunities including networks and on site activities
- Supportive leaders who encourage teachers in their professional development.