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Leadership in Educational Settings (EDUC90504)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90504
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Many teachers have opportunities to take on leadership roles in their first years of teaching . This elective provides a foundation and understanding to take on leadership roles, at all levels in schools and early childhood education and care settings.

The subject draws on instructional leadership and positive psychology to understand self and the role of a leader. Through participatory workshops students will learn how to use available data to make informed decisions about programs they may want to implement, how to interact with people in leadership roles to gain insights and understanding about leadership and with insights from positive psychology, learn what characteristics and strengths they can draw on to be a leader.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Understand leadership and themselves as leaders
  • Develop skills to undertake leadership roles in schools and early learning settings
  • Use evidence to understand what is happening in schools and early learning settings and lead change

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 15 August 2019