ELT703 - Understanding Funding and Finance for Educational Outcomes

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online) 

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, debates (using technology-based mediums) and student-led discussions

Note:

Note: Face to face intensives are offered annually in SA, WA, Victoria and NSW, to enquire about the availability of these options please email ebladmin@deakin.edu.au.

Content

Understanding funding and finance for educational outcomes places educational considerations at the basis of financial planning and management in schools. The range of financial matters confronting educational leaders include the broad policy environment and its political and economic bases, short and long term financial imperatives to achieve school success, sustainability and improvement goals, and accountability for reporting to a range of stakeholders. Topics and debates relating to educational investment, school funding, budgets, forecasting, financial decision-making, reporting, accountabilities and return on investment are discussed in relation to educational strategy, policies and outcomes. The unit covers school funding and financing issues and debates at the macro, meso and micro levels. It demonstrates that education – its aims, purposes, outcomes, policies, practices and funding - is a politicised and contested area in the public arena. Activities and assignments in this unit relate directly to participants’ work contexts.

Unit Fee Information

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