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Unit description

This unit provides the basis for understanding the complexities of leadership in Australian Primary Schools. It utilises what the research and literature indicates are models and types of leadership and investigates the contexts and agenda for quality leadership enactment. Key issues of educational change, workplace culture and climates, and mentoring and coaching are addressed in this unit.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Using literature and research to frame educational leadership.

Topic 2: Introduction to concepts and models of educational leadership and their practical implementation.

Topic 3: The educational leader: rights and responsibilities.

Topic 4: Educational reform and school improvement.

Topic 5: Creating a professional learning community.

Topic 6: Engaging and working with parents and the community.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Provide evidence of deep understanding about Primary School leadership.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceLifelong learning
2Critically analyse and describe literature about educational leadership.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceLifelong learning
3Investigate distinguishing features and effects of various models and key attributes of quality leadership in the field of education.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceLifelong learning
4Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the effects of educational change on workplace culture and climate, mentoring and coaching.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceLifelong learning
5Propose quality strategies to achieve optimum educational futures for staff, students and the community.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Provide evidence of deep understanding about Primary School leadership.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Critically analyse and describe literature about educational leadership.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Investigate distinguishing features and effects of various models and key attributes of quality leadership in the field of education.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the effects of educational change on workplace culture and climate, mentoring and coaching.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. Propose quality strategies to achieve optimum educational futures for staff, students and the community.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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