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The major focus of this course is how school leaders know that teachers and students are learning in positive ways throughout their school. Students will explore the current evidence base about what works best, what criteria can be developed to make decisions about success, how to develop a program logic for their leadership role, and how to evaluate the impacts of leadership decisions on both teachers’ and students’ learning. This subject aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standard for Principals.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse and integrate the key findings from research findings into a coherent story about the major influences on student and teacher learning.
- Understand and apply how to reflect on the evidence of impact in a school
- Understand and apply program logic, degree of implementation, and evaluating effects of interventions
- Critically evaluate the empirical research that studies impact in schools
- Develop tools for using to evaluate impact in multiple situations
- Building research skills in exploring alternative rival hypotheses about impact
- Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be fostered through the on-line forums, the analysis of educational research articles, during in class exercises and discussion and by applying theories to your own school as a case study.
- Written communication skills will be developed through the assignment work.
- Work with the interplay of research, practice, and theory within the broad discipline of school leadership.
Last updated: 10 February 2024