Cosán was developed following two phases of consultation.
The first phase of consultation commenced in October 2014 when, before drafting the framework, the Council consulted with teachers on teachers' learning. This consultation process involved an online survey, 25 nationwide consultation workshops and whole-school feedback following school-based workshops. The Council also gathered insights from teachers who had carried out recent research in CPD. In total, 3,349 teachers participated in this phase of consultation and their feedback informed the first draft of the Cosán Framework which was published in May 2015.
The second phase of consultation sought the views of both teachers and education stakeholders on this first draft of the framework. This phase of consultation also involved an online survey, a series of nationwide workshops and school-based meetings. The Council also convened a national consultation event for stakeholders, held follow up bilateral meetings with stakeholders and accepted written feedback on the draft framework. More than 1,600 teachers and stakeholders contributed to this second phase of consultation and the draft framework was revised in light of their feedback.
The revised draft framework was approved by Council on 15 February 2016.
The updated draft of the Cosán Framework is now facilitating the current Cosán Development phase. During this phase, teachers and schools can opt in the process and apply the framework in their particular setting. The Council continues to gather feedback from this process through nationwide workshops, school visits and shared learning days.
Read more about the drafting of the Cosán Framework