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Unit description

Introduces students to key concepts in both the research literature and industry practice relevant to contemporary educational leadership, and relates these to national and international educational environments. Encourages students to reflect on their personal experience in relation to research literature on leadership, and to learn how to critically analyse and apply relevant leadership concepts in their professional practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to concepts of educational leadership.

Topic 2: Theories and models of educational leadership and their practical implementation.

Topic 3: Influence of corporate and managerial models on educational leadership.

Topic 4: Challenges of leadership: ethics and values, balancing competing demands.

Topic 5: New ways of leading: distributed, collaborative, parallel and shared leadership models. 

Topic 6: The role of inspiration and leadership as service in education settings.

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
1Critically engage with the research literature on educational leadership.Lifelong learning
2Describe and analyse the origins, distinguishing features and effects of various models of leadership in the field of education.Lifelong learning
3Apply concepts of educational leadership to a local context, and present and defend a strategy for improvement.CreativityLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Critically engage with the research literature on educational leadership.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Describe and analyse the origins, distinguishing features and effects of various models of leadership in the field of education.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Apply concepts of educational leadership to a local context, and present and defend a strategy for improvement.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Discussion board5%
Case study45%
Report50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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