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Big data in education – an international perspective
  • Robert Hassell, ACER
  • Sacha DeVelle, ACER

The authors report on research they originally undertook for AISNSW, exploring how schools in Finland, Singapore, Japan and Ontario use data to inform improvements in student learning. These jurisdictions have regularly outperformed Australia in their results for PISA and other international assessments. The authors address: the types of data schools collect in the different jurisdictions and their explicit improvement agenda; how ‘big education data’ is used by schools; the future of data use, including ‘big data in education’; and exemplars of effective data use in schools. They identify implications emerging from their research and recommend future actions that are relevant for educational decision makers in the Australian context. [Publisher website]

  • Academic achievement,
  • Best practice,
  • Cross cultural studies,
  • Data analysis,
  • Data collection,
  • Educational administration,
  • Information management,
  • Learning analytics,
  • National programs,
  • School improvement,
  • School systems,
  • Teacher education,
  • Big data,
  • Australia,
  • Canada,
  • Finland,
  • Japan,
  • Singapore
Publication Date
May, 2015
Centre for Strategic Education (CSE)
Seminar series
Citation Information
Robert Hassell and Sacha DeVelle. Big data in education – an international perspective. East MelbourneVol. n. 244 (2015)
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