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Learning From Evidence (EDUC90832)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90832
Availability
Term 2 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will develop participants’ skills in using student achievement data to inform teaching practice to support student learning. It will consider the use of a wide range of data types and sources to evaluate learning, teaching and assessment and make recommendations for improving practice. Through case studies and practical activities, participants will be exposed to ideas, methods and techniques to support high quality, evidence-based decision making.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:

  • Identify evidence suitable to the purpose
  • Determine relevant and ethical methods of data collection, storage and recording
  • Use approaches and tools to analyse and interpret data within a clinical teaching cycle
  • Use the interpretation of data to test hypotheses and inform decisions within clinical practice
  • Differentiate teaching based on the interpretation of data
  • Synthesise multiple sources of data and use them to evaluate the impact of teaching
  • Evaluate the limitations of evidence in both practice and research

Generic skills

  • Analytical skills and the ability to construct and express logical arguments.
  • Capacity to critique and use appropriately a range of evidence and data.
  • Problem solving skills, including engaging with, researching and identifying strategies to solve unfamiliar problems.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Students must have completed:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90828 Clinical Teaching and Learning
Term 1
Term 3
12.5

OR

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90898 Introduction to Clinical Practice (EC)
February
6.25
EDUC90894 Clinical Teaching Practice (EC) 3
February
August
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Contributions to 8 online discussions (equivalent to 500 words), due across the term (10%)

  • Case study: Interpreting evidence (2000 words), due mid term (40%)

  • Case study: Using evidence to evaluate teaching and learning (2,500 words), due end of term (50%)

Dates & times

  • Term 2 - Online
    Principal coordinatorJane Strickland
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date22 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date23 April 2019
    Census date17 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    Term 2 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: jane.strickland@unimelb.edu.au

  • Term 3 - Online
    CoordinatorJane Strickland
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date15 July 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 15 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 July 2019
    Census date 9 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail30 August 2019
    Assessment period ends22 September 2019

    Term 3 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: jane.strickland@unimelb.edu.au

  • Term 4 - Online
    Principal coordinatorJane Strickland
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019
    Census date 1 November 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 November 2019
    Assessment period ends15 December 2019

    Term 4 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: jane.strickland@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 23 August 2019