Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6019. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6019 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6351.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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


This course replaces EDUC6019. If you have successfully completed EDUC6019 you cannot enrol in this course.

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

WebLearn GradSchool

Integrated Learning Session

Online 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term