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 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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
Multi-Term Sequence
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6019. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6019 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6351.
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Reporting on value added in educational contexts
  • Project: Analysing a real-life data set and producing a series of data-informed recommendations.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Classes are usually scheduled in 2hrs per week, but may be compressed in workshop form, blended modes, or completed as equivalent online.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6351

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