NCCD Leadership Professional Learning Resource

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is a joint initiative of all Australian governments, systems and sectors. Data is collected annually across Australia to identify the number of students receiving adjustments due to disability, in school. Data is also recorded on the level of adjustment provided and the broad category of disability under which each student best fits.

    The key objective of this project is to create a Leadership eLearn resource (the NCCD Leadership Professional Learning Resource’ or ‘Leadership eLearn’) and evaluate the impact of the eLearn. This resource will enhance school leaders as inclusive leaders in the following areas:
    Knowledge and skills related to key aspects of NCCD that have direct relevance to school leadership
    Willingness to engage in school level NCCD activities
    Confidence to support other school personnel in undertaking NCCD activities
    Develop a visible plan that reflects how NCCD data will be used to inform teaching and interaction
    Utilizing NCCD data to inform and facilitate practice
    Enhance the inclusive culture and climate of the school following a review of NCCD data from the school

    The five key principles that will guide the development of the eLearn are as follows:
    Research informed. The eLearn will use a strengths-based approach, supporting the view that every individual can learn and develop. It is important to highlight that Monash has been involved in a number of NCCD projects. Research findings of many of these projects as well as those undertaken by URBIS, PWC will guide the development of the resource.
    User friendly. There are some key aspects which makes it easier for a participant to engage with the content. The current eLearn modules offered by NCCD have already integrated some of these aspects to make the content highly engaging. We will use the same format to design the leadership eLearn. In addition, we have identified some key aspects of eLearn which are slightly complicated to comprehend. Animations, interviews and visuals will be used to explain such difficult concepts.
    Enhanced Practice. We plan to use real-life scenarios so that participants can make connections with the new knowledge. We plan to use examples/interviews of school leaders from different types of schools so that the content is meaningful to a range of stakeholders (e.g. rural/urban; small/large; special/regular). We will provide a step by step approach that leaders can use to establish structures within their schools so that it is easier for them to implement NCCD activities.
    Collaboration. We will set up structures that allow ongoing collaboration throughout the eLearn development so that the new product is best informed by the knowledge and expertise of members from ESA and Monash teams.
    Product. We anticipate that, at the close of the eLearn module, participants will be equipped and empowered to occupy a more active role with regard to the collection and use of NCCD data at their schools. Providing them with explicit plans, which they will devise as part of their participation in the eLearn units, will be the product they carry with them into the future.

    Evaluating the impact of the eLearn
    Participants will complete a survey prior to starting the module which will gather information about their prior knowledge about NCCD, their willingness and confidence to implement NCCD activities within their school. Participants will also complete the same survey at the conclusion of the module. They will be able to provide open ended responses to the effectiveness of the eLearn resource. The data from this survey will provide an indication about the impact of the program. It could be used to further improve the quality of the e-resource in the future.
    Effective start/end date12/02/2130/04/22