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Leading a Learning Community (EDUC90139)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90139
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This subject examines the leadership necessary for developing a learning community. Concepts such as learning organisation, learning community, professional learning community and communities of practice will be defined and explored. Students will be expected to understand, apply and critically evaluate the concept of a learning community within their own context. Students will explore processes for building personal, professional and organisational capacity to establish, enhance or maintain a learning community. Students will also understand and develop appropriate leadership skills to support the notion of learning communities.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Identify, apply and critically evaluate the characteristics and concepts of a learning community
  • Understand, apply and critically evaluate the process for working collaboratively to develop a learning community; and
  • Understand, apply an critically evaluate a range of competencies necessary in developing and achieving an educational vision for the school community

Generic skills

  • Critical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
  •  Active and participatory citizenship

Last updated: 8 August 2019