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.
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.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Critically engage with the research literature on educational leadership.||Lifelong learning|
|2||Describe and analyse the origins, distinguishing features and effects of various models of leadership in the field of education.||Lifelong learning|
|3||Apply concepts of educational leadership to a local context, and present and defend a strategy for improvement.||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 3
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
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