Data Mining for School Leaders

10 Units

With increasing pressure on school leaders to draw upon research and evidence in their decision-making, the need for effective management and critical engagement with school-based and system-wide data has become imperative. This course aims to assist school leaders in managing and mining data to make evidence-based decisions.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course provides students with the opportunity to:

1) understanding and analyse school-based and system-wide data; 2) apply data mining and/or knowledge management strategies to a real-world case; and 3) link data mining and analysis to strategic decision-making.


Indicative course content:

  • Contemporary Context of Performance-Based Leadership in Schools
  • Reliability and Validity of Data
  • Issues related to School-Based Data
  • Issues related to System-Wide Data
  • Data Mining Strategies
  • Knowledge Management Principles
  • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Replacing Course(s) EDUC6019
Transition Students who have completed EDUC6019 are not permitted to enrol into EDUC6351.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - An analysis of a provided data set.
  • Student Projects - Analysing a real-life data set and producing a series of data-informed recommendations.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6351

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