Introduces students to the concept of the professional learning community and the research literature on successful elements of professional learning. Explores appraisal and performance frameworks as means of monitoring and promoting professional learning. Encourages the development of a culture of reflective practice as an essential part of quality leadership in education.
Topic 1: Leading teaching and learning in schools.
Topic 2: Building a professional learning community.
Topic 3: The educational leader as learner: Developing self reflexivity.
Topic 4: Appraisal and performance frameworks and the AITSL Standards.
Topic 5: Internal and external professional development for teachers and leaders.
Topic 6: Learning from teachers, students, parents and the community.
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||Identify and analyse key concepts in the professional learning literature (reflective practice, life-long learning) in relation to personal practice.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Critically reflect on the different sources and styles of professional learning and their efficacy.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Select appropriate approaches and apply key strategies from the research literature to developing the professional learning of self and others.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Study Period 5
- Stephen Dinham, 2016, Leading Learning and Teaching, ACER Press, Camberwell, Victoria. ISBN: 9781742863641.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
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