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Improving Student Learning in Civics and Citizenship Education Through Professional Learning Communities

posted on 2020-06-16, 01:56 authored by Elizabeth Tudball
This thesis aimed to develop understanding of how teachers in two 'professional learning communities' (PLCs) worked to develop their teaching practice and improve their students' learning in civics and citizenship education (CCE). The study investigated the structure, characteristics and functions of the PLCs, and tested the hypothesis that PLCs can influence the improvement of student learning in CCE.


Principal supervisor

John Loughran

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Department of Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Education