Tanya Vaughan

Tanya Vaughan

Associate Director at Evidence for Learning

Dr Tanya Vaughan is an Associate Director at Evidence for Learning and is responsible for the product development, community leadership and strategy of the Teaching & Learning Toolkit. Tanya has worked in education as a teacher, in policy design, implementation and evaluation in key Australian organisations including AITSL, ACARA and PAI. Tanya has co-authored one international book, three chapters, 29 articles and facilitated over 170 presentations/workshops.

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Home-supported learning: Using what works in schools
Home-supported learning: Using what works in schools

‘As the evidence for home-supported learning with school-aged students is being rapidly explored, lessons of what works in schools provide a starting point for "best bets" in translating evidence-based practices for learning at home.’ Susannah Schoeffel and Dr Tanya Vaughan take a closer look at some of these ‘best bet’ strategies.

Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning
Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning

‘In this home-supported learning environment parents are being called upon to play a broader role in their children’s education. The role of the parent is not to replace the teacher in learning from home …’ Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share evidence on how teachers can work with parents to support students in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

Building students’ metacognition and self-regulation
Building students’ metacognition and self-regulation

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share seven evidence-based recommendations on how to encourage metacognition and self-regulated learning to improve students’ learning outcomes, and investigate how to explicitly teach students to organise their learning.

Evidence-informed parental engagement
Evidence-informed parental engagement

How can schools best work with parents to support students and improve their learning? Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel explore two evidence-based recommendations from a new guidance report for Australian practitioners, and share practical examples of action.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success
School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success

Work in schools long enough and we all get to know the bitter experience of a good idea poorly executed. So, what makes the difference between good implementation and another missed opportunity?

The effective use of teaching assistants
The effective use of teaching assistants

What are the most effective ways to improve student learning with a teaching assistant? In today’s article, Associate Director at Evidence for Learning Dr Tanya Vaughan explores this question.

Growth in the evidence ecosystem
Growth in the evidence ecosystem

In our latest reader submission, Dr Tanya Vaughan discusses the growth and advancement of evidence in education, and the parallels with scientific progress.

Change leading to improvement
Change leading to improvement

Educators across Australia are always trying new ways to improve outcomes for their students. Not all changes result in improvements. Is there a way that we increase the likelihood of a change leading to improvement?

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