Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics
    • Why do educators need to use data?
    • Theoretical foundations for the collection and use of data
    • Types of data, data sources, and educational contexts
    • Quantitative data and methods 1
    • Quantitative data and methods 2
    • Qualitative data and methods 1
    • Qualitative data and methods 2
    • Making decisions based on data
    • Demonstrating impact using data, research considerations & using data to inform teaching and learning
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Professional Experience Placement
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

Entry Requirements

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

CUR-MTP506-Primary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting , or CUR-MTS504-Secondary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting , or CUR-MTEC502-Early Childhood Professional Experience 2: Planning, Assessment and Reporting


Non-academic entrance requirements: Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) All institutions in Australia that provide accredited Initial Teacher Education courses are required to administer a mechanism which assesses candidates' inherent suitability for teaching. The tool that Curtin University has selected to fulfil this requirement is the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT). The TCAT is a web-based assessment tool and further information can be found at the following link: https://tcat.edu.au/. Please check your Curtin student email address for the notification from TCAT with the link to enable you to register for this online assessment. You are required to undertake the TCAT as soon as possible in your course and please be aware that you will not be able to enrol in the subject Professional Experience 3 unless your TCAT result has been recorded.

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Professional Experience placement.
  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

This subject 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 subject interrelates theory and practical components throughout the content and assessment tasks. The overall pass requirement for the subject consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass grade for the professional practice placement.

To view the Professional Experience Calendars, please see below:

Master of Teaching (Primary Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2018 (PDF, 27Kb)

Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2018 (PDF, 27Kb)

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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