ECN727 - Working with Data for School Improvement


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course E530, E730 or E737





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. A minimum of 2 Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester

In-person attendance requirements

The unit also includes a required intensive block of 4-days (4 x 6-hours) with site-based workshops that are based at Waurn Ponds campus


This unit will enable participants to identify, interpret and apply the key sources of data which are available to teachers and school leaders to inform school improvement, innovation and the individual practice of teachers.

Participants investigate authentic case studies of school improvement and examine how data has been collected, analysed and applied to generate effective improvement in practice and a broader culture of evidence-informed learning.

Participants apply this knowledge to analyse individual student assessment data available to them and use the information to design learning strategies aimed at improving student-learning outcomes and teaching practice, including communication with parents and other stakeholders.

Participants draw on the research literature, current legislation and relevant policies to debate the ethical and professional issues that impact on the collection, use and reporting of data informing school performance and student learning.

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