Teacher professional learning

Learning to WALK and the NSW quality teaching framework

Steve Wilson, Sarah Powell

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This paper reports on a research case study, conducted in a school in Western Sydney, Australia, in which teachers worked with researchers and students to create learning experiences that reflected both intellectual quality and significance - two dimensions of the NSW Quality Teaching Framework (QTF). Findings suggest that these dimensions of the QTF were not implemented in a balanced way and this reflected a lack of support for the professional learning of teachers which the researchers could have helped to address, but did not. The paper argues that teachers should be supported by ongoing professional learning in order to sustain innovation and change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-49
Number of pages14
JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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