Unit Code: EDU806

Unit Title: Research Methods for Educational Leaders

This Research Methods unit will provide educational leaders with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to carry out applied research in education. Specifically, the unit will foster an understanding of the basic concepts of educational and organizational research, and the types of research that could be carried out to assess and evaluate the quality of the teaching and learning environment in an organization. The unit will explore the steps involved in carrying our research, especially action research, as well as a discussion about how the findings of research could be applied to help improve system wide educational practices. The unit also addresses how educational data can be collected, analysed and used extensively to guide the formulation and implementation of policies and practice that support educational improvement.