The IMPACT Pedagogical Model focuses on student and staff success.
It starts with 'why': Create a lasting IMPACT.
It synthesises 'how': Inspire, Model, Practise, Apply, Connect and Transform.
It outlines 'what': IMPACT offers pedagogical clarity, alignment, collaboration, precision, autonomy and innovation.
This graphic is an adaption of
Simon Sinek's golden circle.
Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge and Associate Professor Katherine Main from Griffith University's School of Education and Professional Studies first validated the IMPACT Pedagogical Model in 2016.
Executive Summary (PDF, 595KB) of their most recent report as at January 2022.
A differentiated approach
IMPACT stands for Inspire, Model, Practise, Apply, Connect and Transform.
The six elements can be used in order to enhance a gradual release model, or reordered, layered and integrated to promote a dynamic, differentiated approach.
As a guide, all six elements should be called upon across a unit or project, whereas some, not all elements, are used in a single lesson.
The IMPACT Pedagogical Model empowers schools to develop a clear pedagogical vision. Its succinct yet holistic common language provides teachers and students with clarity about what the school values when it comes to teaching and learning. It supports teachers to make deliberate, timely and data-informed decisions to differentiate teaching and learning and ensure all students experience success.
IMPACT's six elements align proven pedagogical approaches, practices and teaching strategies. They also reference student wellbeing and build-in—rather than bolt-on—contemporary priorities such as digital delivery, self-regulated learning, critical and creative thinking and a growth-oriented mindset.
Teachers and school leaders use IMPACT's common language to engage in collaborative inquiry. They also use it to talk with students, parents, carers and industry experts about learning and improvement.
IMPACT facilitates pedagogical innovation and the development of future-ready students, teachers, leaders and learning engineers. Its six elements provide criteria for the purposeful selection of technologies and a user-friendly scaffold for the continual improvement of online, offline and hybrid modes of education.
IMPACT brings precision to pedagogical design, delivery and reflection. The six elements encourage teachers to leverage strengths and identify areas of opportunity. For example, if improving student engagement is identified as a priority, a more precise focus on Inspire and Connect can support improvement.
IMPACT promotes professional autonomy by being adaptable to the curriculum, the teacher, the student and the school's context. It also increases student agency by providing a meaningful language for self-regulated learning.
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