This commissioned research report provides a summary of the recommended course content for initial teacher education (ITE) based on the research evidence base.

The recommendations align with the graduate teacher standards and focus on three key areas of evidence-based teaching practices: the brain and learning, effective pedagogical practices, and classroom management. In addition, three key areas that are enabling factors for learning are also covered: cultural responsiveness, family engagement, and diverse learners. 

Keywords: policy, teaching practices, how students learn, pedagogical practices, classroom management