Data Mining for School Leaders

Course code EDUC6351
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.


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  • Semester 1 - 2015


  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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)

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

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Classes are usually scheduled in 2hrs per week, but may be compressed in workshop form, blended modes, or completed as equivalent online.