Professional Development in Equity Interventions for School Teachers: final report
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This project, Professional Development in Equity Interventions for School Teachers, aimed to develop, trial, and evaluate a suite of innovative professional learning modules designed to build teachers’ capacities to better support students on the path to higher education. The project
developed a suite of high quality professional learning modules, customised to support Australian teachers across three stages of schooling (Years 1-6, 7-9, 10-12) and accessible to teachers of students from all backgrounds in all geographic areas and all schooling sectors (government, Catholic, and independent). The project involved the following key components:
1. Preliminary national survey of teachers to determine their level of understanding and specific learning needs in relation to nurturing students' aspirations and supporting pathways to higher education.
2. Creation of three modules for teachers in various stages of schooling (Years 1-6, 7-9, and 10-12)
3. Pilot testing and evaluation of the modules in a range of settings across Australia. This report provides findings from the pilot testing and evaluation of the modules (component
3). In the process of creating the modules, they were renamed ‘courses’ following feedback from the project’s Teacher Reference Group.