National approach to professional learning

Scotland has a national model of professional learning co-created with teachers, practitioners, universities, professional associations and local authorities. It identifies features of impactful professional learning and the importance of linking to the relevant professional standards. 

Education Scotland endorses professional learning programmes that can demonstrate how they are informed by this model. 

Educator’s professional learning should be informed by their experience, voice and needs. In turn, the professional learning of the educator should impact positively upon the experiences of children, young people and adult learners.  

Our open access learning pages on coaching in education and enquiry in education support this vision of educators as lifelong learners within a thriving Scottish professional learning community.