21st Century Learning Design is based on the International Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research studies which measures innovative teaching practices.
ITL Research and 21st Century Learning Design Overview
ITL Research is a multiyear, global research program designed to investigate the factors that promote the transformation of teaching practices. It also examines the impact those changes have on students’ learning outcomes.
ITL Research builds upon the learning on education transformation from leading international research and literature, including the Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES; Law, Pelgrum, & Plomp, 2006) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA; OECD, 2006); frameworks for 21st century learning (e.g., UNESCO, 2008; Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2004; Government of South Australia, 2008; ISTE, 2007, 2008); and research on specific constructs related to teaching practices that are associated with positive student outcomes (e.g., Bryk, Camburn, & Louis, 1999; Groff & Mouza, 2008). These inputs contributed to the logic model shown below.
In addition, ITL Research follows these guiding principles:
Based on the findings from the research, ITL Research contributes information and policy insights on where and how effective education transformation is taking place around the world.