Leading Data-based Change Management

Leading Data-based Change Management

Leading Data-based Change Management
Specialisation unit in Curriculum


It is critically important that today’s educators, policy-makers and curriculum developers understand how to carefully interpret and implement data and research findings. In this unit, students consider data and research from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Students will take a close look at Australian data collection practices and focus on the following topics:

  • Data mandates and contexts
  • Accountability and transparency—rethinking reporting?
  • Data-based decision making
  • Evidence-based teaching practices and research
  • The use of educational research for change
  • Personalised learning.

A Christian approach encourages students to be wise stewards of the resources and information they receive and to recognise both the limitations and value of data and research.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify, explain and communicate the value and danger of data in a range of contexts
  • Critically reflect on a positivist, research-based understanding of data in the curriculum
  • Develop skills in using data for individual and whole school reporting and assessing student knowledge in literacy and numeracy
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of positivist action research in data collection and use in schools and classrooms
  • Understand the differences in sociological advantage in their approaches to data use, and communicate their own data philosophy from a faith-based perspective.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your Excelsia Online student advisor on 1300 917 916 for more information based on your particular circumstances.