Build and improve on your capabilities and confidence to deepen teachers’ pedagogical knowledge.
Learn to build an effective and sustainable whole-school approach to teaching practice using the Department's Victorian Teaching and Learning Model, with a focus on the Pedagogical Model.
You will leave with a better understanding of how to establish a school culture committed to enhancing the quality of teaching practice to improve student outcomes, using contemporary practices, including online and remote learning, that respond to emerging technologies.
Each member of your school team has a critical role to play in leading improvement in pedagogical practice at your school, and will be supported to build their skills and knowledge to do so.
Leading Pedagogy supports the 'Excellence in teaching and learning' priority area of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).
Designed for school teams who want to develop a whole-school approach to leading and managing pedagogical practice.
School teams should consist of 3 participants, including:
- 1 principal
- 1 teacher leader (Learning Specialist, Leading Teacher, member of the school leadership team responsible for pedagogy)
- 1 classroom teacher responsible for leading a team/school initiative.
This team structure supports a whole-school approach to improving pedagogical practice.
Before applying, your team should review the course structure below to ensure each member can commit to the significant course load over the 8 months.
Small schools are encouraged to submit individual applications, or partner with another school in their region to apply as a team.
Highly respected and experienced practitioners Professor Sue Gregory and Associate Professor Jennifer Charteris from University of New England Partnerships (UNEP) facilitate this course.
UNEP is the vocational education and corporate training arm of the University of New England. It has a long and successful history of collaborating to provide subject matter expertise and experience in bespoke instructional design.
Over 8 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:
- 10 virtual workshops (20 hours)
- self-directed learning and online activities (30 - 35 hours)
- school-based inquiry project (approximately 10 days).
Leading Pedagogy is structured around 5 learning modules and includes a series of 10 virtual workshops:
- Module 1: Workshops 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D
- Module 2: Workshops 2A and 2B
- Module 3: Workshop 3
- Module 4: Workshop 4
- Module 5: Workshop 5A and 5B
Workshop dates and times can be viewed for each respective intake by clicking on the ‘View dates and apply’ button.
Self-directed learning and online activities
Self-directed learning and online activities (approximately 6–7 hours per module) will include:
- pre-workshop activities, including readings and reviewing multimedia content such as podcasts, pre-recorded lectures and videos
- assessment preparation, including collecting and reviewing school data
- contributions to online discussion boards
- facilitated online discussions
- school-based team and facilitator check-in sessions.
School-based inquiry project
This project gives your team the opportunity to contextualise and apply the knowledge and understandings you develop throughout the course. The key deliverables for this project include a report and presentation.
School teams will work together between workshops, at team meetings and during online learning activities to complete the project. Overall, each team should expect to dedicate approximately 10 days to this across the duration of the course; this includes time spent on the scaffolded learning within the course.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- the approaches and skills required to effectively lead pedagogical practice improvement and innovation
- the conditions that create a school culture of trust, collaboration and shared leadership
- how to engage with and translate a range of data into actionable improvement goals
- how to lead pedagogy in a digital world
how to implement inquiry-based improvement.
You will develop the skills to:
- effectively lead and manage pedagogical practice in the participants respective schools
- appraise the school’s culture, systems and practice to develop a culture of trust and inform pedagogical innovation or change
- appraise systems and practices for analysing data and communicating analytical findings to internal stakeholders and key decision makers to inform sustainable improvement
- respond with agility using appropriate technologies when challenges present.
This course is significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.
Co-contribution: $594 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant.
See Fees and financial support for more information.
Acceptance into this course is dependent on the outcome of a selection process.
- Nominate a team leader for your school team. The team leader will be required to complete the initial application on behalf of the team, by clicking ‘View dates and apply’.
- Once the application is submitted, the team leader will receive further instructions to continue the registration process for the remaining team members.