Background to the drafting of Cosán: The National Framework for Teachers' Learning

Cosán, the national framework for Teachers' Learning, has emerged from a comprehensive consultation process which was initiated in October 2014 with members of the teaching profession. In a unique approach to consultation, the Teaching Council did not prepare a draft document for this consultation. Instead the Council sought out the views of the profession so as to inform the content, language and structure of the initial draft. This initial draft of the framework was published in May 2015 and the Teaching Council then commenced a second phase of consultation with stakeholders, teachers and programme providers. A detailed account of this development and consultation process is available here. The initial draft framework was adapted and changed in light of this second phase of consultation and the final framework document was adopted by the Teaching Council and launched on 15 March 2016.