The framework for the evaluation of teachers’ professional learning in Ireland is the result of a major four-year study commissioned by the Department of Education (DoE). It represents an important step towards meeting commitments made by the DoE to evaluate and enhance the professional development activities of teachers and school leaders. The TPL evaluation framework comprises four components for consideration in any TPL evaluation. These were selected for inclusion following detailed desk-based research; empirical research with teachers, pupils and TPL providers; and input from the project’s Steering Group. The four components of the TPL evaluation framework are:
- Key features of TPL;
- Teacher outcomes; and
- Student, school or system outcomes.
Full details of the framework can be accessed here.