The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and Evidence for Learning, have formed a partnership for an extension of the Teaching & Learning Toolkit.
The Toolkit is a free, online summary of global education research. Through the partnership additional sections focused on summary and analysis of Australasian evidence have been added to the Toolkit. The summaries are dynamic and will be updated through responses from the academic community. The research conducted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education includes studies that investigate the implementation of approaches and how they are perceived by school leaders, teachers and students.
The summaries identify that in Australia and New Zealand, there is a lack of evidence in some of the key approaches that are effective in improving students' outcomes. Sharing insights such as this through the Australasian research summaries, mobilises valuable evidence based practice happening around the country.
Evidence for Learning is incubated by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and launched in early 2016. The enterprise helps educators increase their impact on learning by improving the evidence of what works and why, and by making it more widely available and actively used in classrooms, schools and systems.
‘We believe the best way to improve the education return on our investment is through evidence informed practice and policy, so that higher impact approaches are more frequently adopted.’ Matt Deeble, Director, Evidence for Learning.
This ambition is closely aligned to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s mission for forming effective collaborations to deliver relevant, high quality, high impact research with research-informed teaching to improve student outcomes.
The partnership is exemplary of how university research institutions and non-profit organisations can work together to share evidence based practice in Australia for informing practitioners professional judgement.
More information on the Australasian research summaries.