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Teacher guide Leading Numeracy

TLF ID S7055

This teacher resource is about a leadership development professional learning course called Leading Numeracy. The course builds the capacity of school numeracy leaders to work collaboratively with teachers to improve student numeracy outcomes in Victorian schools. The resource describes the objectives and content topics of the course, which emphasises evidence-based approaches to numeracy pedagogy, a whole-school approach to numeracy assessment to inform improvement, and the use of data from a range of assessment tools for planning an individualised curriculum. The resource discusses the outcomes and the lessons learned, and provides references and links to relevant readings.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource may be of some use in supporting the mathematics learning area. It describes a long-term strategy to improve student numeracy outcomes by developing school-based leadership capacity. It describes the Leading Numeracy course in some detail, examines the outcomes and discusses the lessons learned as well as the next steps. It is useful in providing references and links to further relevant readings.
  • This resource is useful in describing the generative effect of school numeracy leaders attending a course presented by experts in the field, including mathematics education researchers. The course provided information about recent relevant research findings as well as being a forum for ideas exchange with teachers from different schools. The resource describes how this teacher professional learning equipped the numeracy leaders to subsequently lead professional development in their own schools.
Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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