Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Practicum - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail , Presentation (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit focuses on principles, processes and impacts of classroom, school level and system data collection, analysis and interpretation. Data relevant to Indigenous educational outcomes will be interrogated, emphasising an evidentiary approach to program and policy development in classrooms, schools and beyond. This unit interrelates theory and practical components throughout the content and assessment tasks. The overall pass requirement for the unit consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass grade for the professional practice placement.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. research and explain theory for the effective use of data to improve student learning outcomes
  2. create learning plans based on data and research
  3. examine data from a full range of sources such as family, allied professionals, class or centre, school and system
  4. valuate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student data and proposed actions to improve student learning outcomes
  5. demonstrate a theoretical understanding and application of using data to inform teaching and learning.
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Presentation (50%)
  • Report (50%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Includes Placement — Includes Professional Experience placement.
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Why do educators need to use data?
2Theoretical foundations for the collection and use of data
3Types of data, data sources, and educational contexts
4Quantitative data and methods 1
5Quantitative data and methods 2
6Qualitative data and methods 1
7Qualitative data and methods 2
8Making decisions based on data
9Demonstrating impact using data, research considerations & using data to inform teaching and learning
10Professional Experience Placement
11Professional Experience Placement
12Professional Experience Placement
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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