Most Significant Change - Learning to learn

This webpage from the South Australian Government's Learning to Learn (L2L) program offers an overview of the study and practice of the technique Most Significant Change (MSC). There are summaries of the approach, an example pro forma, discussion on its model of research and an example of how it was used to evaluate school cultures in South Australia. A summary of this example is given below.

Note: The original webpage linked below is no longer accessible. MSC resources from this website can still be located via these two links: 

Visit this link and click on Review Tools from the left hand side menu.

Visit this link and click on Most Significant Change or MSC Stories from the left hand side menu.


  • What is MSC?
  • Model of Research
  • Most Significant Change - In the Beginning
  • Pro forma
  • The Most Significant Change Approach
  • Processes used by Learning Circles
  • 'Most Significant Change' Guide
  • Most Significant Change Technique
  • Other Views on Narrative


Department for Education and Child Development, Learning to learn (L2L) (2010) Most Significant Change,  Government of South Australia. Retrieved from


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Research Assistant, RMIT University.


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