This example of practice on evidence use in early childhood education and care (ECEC) comes from Manuka Childcare Centre (MOCCA) in Griffith, ACT. MOCCA's mission is to nurture, educate and advocate for children, families, the early childhood profession and their community.
Education systems and schools routinely implement new initiatives to better support learning and development. However, schools often face significant challenges when they introduce new approaches.
Better use of evidence leads to improved student outcomes. But sometimes schools find it difficult to create and sustain a culture of evidence use on their own.
This resource provides 3 examples of how systems can support the use of evidence and evidence-based practices through professional learning.
This report describes ways that schools can build teachers’ and leaders’ confidence in using research evidence, and why this is important.
This case study from Elevation Secondary College in Melbourne describes how the school built a professional learning community to develop teachers’ confidence and self‑efficacy, build effective leadership and create a consistent learning experience for students.
Using evidence-based practices, and using them well, is a critical way to improve student outcomes. Evidence-based practices are practices supported by research, that is, there is broad consensus in the research community that they work.
This report outlines findings from a desktop review of “what works” for evidence intermediaries and the barriers and enablers to implementing evidence in education.