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EDL-510 Inquiry and Evidence in the School Context

This course explores concepts surrounding evidence and processes for becoming critical inquirers who can distinguish fact from myth to make decisions that promote student growth and positive school and district outcomes. Course materials and activities prepare aspiring school leaders to comprehend and evaluate scholarly literature, understand school data, and use action research processes to address problems of practice. An emphasis is placed on gathering and analyzing empirical evidence, drawing conclusions, and formulating suggestions for future practice or inquiry. Discussions and activities consider what counts as data, the challenges of causal attribution, and the implications of varying definitions of success.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2023, Apr 2023

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