Provides students with an understanding of the responsibilities and challenges of being a professional in early childhood and models of leadership and management of early childhood services. Students also develop skills required to participate successfully and effectively as a leader and manager.
Module 1: Leadership management and early childhood education and care
Defining leadership: roles; relationships and responsibilities
Defining management: roles; relationships and responsibilities
Developing a personal philosophy of leadership
Establishing a leadership identity and leadership style
Module 2: Advocacy and early childhood
Understanding the role of advocacy in early childhood
Advocacy in early childhood: history; present and future
Module 3: Transition to the profession as an educational leader
Defining the educational leader role: relationships and responsibilities
Dimensions of the educational leader: expectations and ethics
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||demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of leadership and management in practice in early childhood education and care services and settings underpinned by theoretical and practical perspectives on administration, management and leadership||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of how to build supportive and collaborative environments for children, parents, community and staff||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically reflect on the role that advocacy plays in early childhood education (locally, nationally and globally) and identify the skills that a strong advocate for the profession should display||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Demonstrate understanding regarding the role of the Educational Leader: including the relationships, responsibilities, expectations and ethics.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Rodd, J, 2013, Leadership in early childhood: The pathway to professionalism, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
- Waniganayake, M, Cheeseman, S, Fenech, M, Hadley, F & Shepherd, W, 2012, Leadership: Contexts and complexities in early childhood education, 1st edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)|
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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