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Using Data to Improve Learning (10354.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit addresses the appropriate use of data required of those entering the teaching profession. Nationally, graduates from Initial Teacher Education courses are required to provide evidence from a variety of sources to demonstrate their impact on student learning. This unit addresses the multiple sources of educational data and related community data, the interpretation of this data and the different ways this data can be used. Pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of how to link the interpretation of relevant data to improving their teaching and therefore also improving their students' learning within the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Select appropriate sources of data to analyse, and interpret so as to improve learning for students;

2. Use appropriate techniques to communicate evidence based upon the data they have collected;

3. Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues; and

4. Demonstrate how the use of data can assist in making changes to teaching plans, therefore impacting positively on student learning.

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Contact Hours

On-campus 1 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial per week.


Students in the Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Technology Studies course must have passed 72 credit points.

Students in all other courses must have passed 48 credit points and 9864 Core Mathematics.



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Equivalent Units

Statistics in Education, 9917.

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