Victorian teaching and learning model (VTLM)

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.

Five components of the model

The VTLM consists of five components:

  • A vision for learning and wellbeing helps create a unified set of values and beliefs to drive a high performance learning culture.
  • The practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning (practice principles) are nine signature pedagogies which make the difference in improving student achievement and motivation.
  • The pedagogical model describes what effective teaching looks like in the classroom and helps teachers apply the practice principles.
  • The high impact teaching strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning wherever they are applied.
  • The High Impact Wellbeing Strategies (HIWS)  are seven practical, evidence-based strategies that have a significant and positive effect on student wellbeing.

Further information and resources are available through the VTLM page on FUSE, including case studies, reflection tools and the HITS Catalogue.

Print the Victorian teaching and learning model poster

Essential resources for teachers

The Victorian teaching and learning model operate in parallel with:

Professional practice note 18 resources

Lyndale Greens Primary School case study

Case studies

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