The projects need to contribute to improving practice and outcomes for learners. Projects must give priority to dissemination strategies that maximise opportunities for critique and dialogue with the teacher and researcher communities, and that demonstrate their practical application, especially with regard to their potential to impact on learning.
The proposed research needs to show the:
- Likely impact on practice. It should demonstrate how the research might inform current and future practice. This could occur as part of the research process itself as well as through dissemination and application of the findings. Dissemination strategies need to be designed to share findings with the community of interest and engage practitioners with research-informed practices that are known to have a positive influence on learning.
- Impact on learning. The proposal must demonstrate potential for practical application and indicate how it could lead to improvements in outcomes for learners.