Evidence for Learning: The Teaching & Learning Toolkit

Evidence for Learning

DATE: Tuesday 7th March
TIME: 4.00-6.30pm
WHERE: Education & Humanities Building (building 450), level 3, room 3.001 (use car park 4)

Please join The Murdoch School of Education as we host special guest, Dr Tanya Vaughan, Associate Director of The Teaching & Learning Toolkit (The Toolkit) from Evidence for Learning, a non-profit organisation that aims to enable and support evidence-informed education practice in Australian schools. The Toolkit is a free, online summary of global education research that aims to:

  • Support evidence-informed decision-making in Australian schools;
  • Provide guidance for principals, school leaders and teachers on how to use their resources to improve educational outcomes for their students;
  • Act as an introduction to educational research.

In this workshop, educators will be shown how The Toolkit synthesises research to estimate the average impact, cost and strength of the evidence of 34 different teaching and learning approaches. The Toolkit also allows for a focus on Australiasian evidence, thanks to a recent upgrade through a collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Participants in this workshop will explore how they can use the approaches within the Toolkit to help address a challenge that they are facing at their school.

Dr Tanya VaughanDr Tanya Vaughan

Tanya is responsible for the marketing, product development, community leadership and strategy for Evidence for Learning. Tanya has worked in education in policy design, implementation and evaluation in key Australian organisations including as Senior Project Officer in the School Leadership Team at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and as Project Officer at Principals Australia Institute (PAI). She has consulted on international and national projects in leadership in education and evaluation with Learning First and Educational Transformations. She was lead consultant in investigating the impact of programs in the arts on outcomes for students in highly disadvantaged settings which resulted in a book for the international market. Tanya is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne.