Introduced in 2019, the Victorian teaching and learning model (VTLM) supports teachers and school leaders to:
- focus on high impact teaching and learning
- make evidence-based decisions to improve student learning and wellbeing.
The Quick Guide to the VTLM (pdf - 611.17kb), released in 2022, aligns the VTLM with the core elements of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) 2.0.
Four components of the model
The VTLM consists of four components:
vision for learning and wellbeing helps create a unified set of values and beliefs to drive a high performance learning culture.
practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning (practice principles) are nine signature pedagogies which make the difference in improving student achievement and motivation.
pedagogical model describes what effective teaching looks like in the classroom and helps teachers apply the practice principles.
high impact teaching strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning wherever they are applied.
Development is underway of a new, fifth component to the VTLM, a set of High Impact Wellbeing Strategies (HIWS), to reflect the priority of student wellbeing within FISO 2.
Further information and resources are available through the VTLM page on FUSE, including case studies, reflection tools and the HITS Catalogue.
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Essential resources for teachers
The Victorian teaching and learning model operate in parallel with:
Professional practice note 18 resources
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