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Principles of Learning and Teaching

The Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT) section contains the six principles and their components with professional learning support materials including the PoLT online resource, data collection tools and case studies.

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT) P-12

Curriculum planning - Venn diagram

The Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 - articulate six principles that can be used by schools, teams of teachers and individuals to reflect on practice and support professional dialogue to strengthen pedagogical practices.

The Principles Unpacked provide detailed explanations and teaching examples for each of the principles.

Background / Research

Background / research - outlines the development of the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12.

There are also links to other Victorian research projects that influenced the development of the principles and associated support materials.

PoLT Online Professional Learning Resource

PoLT Online Professional Learning Resource - contains additional support for each principle including:

  • a brief overview of the research
  • practical suggestions for classroom use
  • snapshots of appropriate activities
  • a series of questions to support reflection
  • relevant links to other sites, and
  • a glossary

Data collection tools

Data collection tools - contains information on the updates to the electronic teacher and student surveys that are used in the PoLT program.

Leading Change Program

The Leading Change Program is designed to assist PoLT coordinators in initiating improvement and supporting and monitoring change in schools.

Familiarisation activities

Familiarisation activities - these may be used to develop an understanding of the Principles and their application in the classroom.

Case studies

Case studies - this section contains three school and six cluster stories of the implementation of PoLT.


Resources - contains links to pedagogy-related websites.


Frequently asked questions - about PoLT can be found in this section.