School Effectiveness and Improvement

Subject EDUC90126 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 04-Jan-2016
Teaching Period 12-Jan-2016 to 14-Jan-2016
Assessment Period End 30-May-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Jan-2016
Census Date 05-Feb-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Apr-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:


Assoc Prof David Gurr


Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on the international research literature on educational effectiveness, improvement and quality assurance in education. Candidates review theoretical frameworks developed to account for recent findings in the field of school and teacher effectiveness research and critically evaluate approaches to school improvement.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject will allow participants to:

  • Be aware of a range of views of school effectiveness and improvement.
  • Apply school effectiveness and improvement concepts.
  • Critically appraise the use of school effectiveness and improvement concepts.
  • Understand the role of leadership in school effectiveness and improvement.

A paper of 5,000 words in which the candidate demonstrates a sound knowledge of a particular aspect of performance indicators, quality assurance or educational effectiveness (100 per cent).

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Education
Master of Education
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)

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