EDUC6351

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.
Content

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
Requisites
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.)
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6351
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