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About the Professional Learning Clearinghouse

The Professional Learning Clearinghouse brings together robust education research on effective professional learning and classroom teaching strategies. The website focuses on strategies that have shown success in improving student outcomes.

The Clearinghouse is designed to support teachers and school leaders to make evidence-based decisions about professional development and classroom teaching strategies. Use our evidence to ask professional development providers more questions about the ultimate impact of their courses on student outcomes.

Use our findings to gain new ideas, discover successful practice as identified by research, or affirm strategies that are currently being trialled in your classroom.

The Professional Learning Clearinghouse was developed in 2014 by the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation in the NSW Department of Education and Communities. It arose out of the NSW Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning blueprint.

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About CESE

CESE websiteThe Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation was established by the Minister for Education, the Hon Adrian Piccoli MP, in 2012 to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of education in NSW. 

The Centre undertakes analysis and evaluation of education programs across the early childhood, school, training and higher education sectors to inform whole-of-government, evidence-based decision-making.

It has three main responsibilities:

  1. to provide data analysis, information and evaluation that improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability;
  2. to provide an access point to the Department's data that has appropriate safeguards to protect data confidentiality and integrity; and
  3. to build capacity across the education sector by developing tools that make complex data easy to understand and use; and providing reports that summarise evidence so that everyone can make better use of it. 

About GTIL

BlueprintPicIn March 2013, the Minister for Education, the Hon Adrian Piccoli MP, released the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Blueprint to improve the quality of teaching in NSW schools.

The Blueprint follows the release of a discussion paper in 2012 and is informed by widespread consultation with members of the education, and broader community, as well as a significant body of current research. It provides a set of 16 reforms and 47 specific actions across the whole career cycle of a teacher, from initial teacher training and induction for beginning teachers, through to how to best recognise and value experienced teachers and support potential school leaders. 

Progress on the implementation of the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reforms is overseen by the Schools Advisory Council, and involves the participation of government and non-government schools, universities and the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Further information about Great Teaching, Inspired Learning is available at: http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/great-teaching-inspired-learning/