The Victorian Advancing Early Learning (VAEL) Study
Project LeadA/Professor Jane Page
The Victorian Advancing Early Learning Study was a three-year research project funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. The study was conducted in partnership with Moonee Valley City Council, Hume City Council and Mission Australia. The VAEL study developed, piloted and tested a professional learning model which specifically focused on improving the quality of educator–child interactions, and advancing young children’s learning outcomes in the first four years of life. The professional learning intervention components included (a) Abedecarian Approach Australia (3a) training and an overview of the domains of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), and (b) expert and local coaching to support Educational Leaders and educators with the implementation of the 3a pedagogical strategies.