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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.
- 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.