LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

EDU5LTB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject participants consider the nature and the importance of leadership and team building in educational or similar organisations. Students are expected to use relevant leadership frameworks and recent research to evaluate current practices in educational (or related) organisations. Participants consider the use of personal and social attributes in educational leadership; communication skills; team building; leadership in the development of educational professionals; models of leading; ethical issues in leading; systems thinking; and developing interpersonal relationships in educational leadership. Participants are encouraged to develop skills of critical reflection, self and peer evaluation and apply these to analyse current educational leadership issues.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDorothy Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLeadership for the disillusioned: moving beyond myths and heroes to leading that liberatesRecommendedSinclair, A. (2007)ALLEN & UNWIN
Readingsnternational Handbook of Educational LeadershipRecommendedWaite, D. and Bogotch, T (2017)Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
ReadingsThe Reflective Practitioner in Professional EducationRecommendedLawrence-Wilkes, L. and Ashmore, L (2014)Palgrave Macmillan

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. reflect critically about their own leadership approaches and approaches to team building; consider also the approaches adopted by others.

Activities:
Do the set readings and reflect on them. Make a regular contribution to the online discussion blogs.

02. demonstrate familiarity with current research and literature in relation to educational leadership and team building, including the roles of communication skills; self-leadership; gender issues; ethical issues; and change and innovation.

Activities:
Do the readings, think about what you have read and make courteous and insightful contributions to online discussion. Attend the face-to-face workshops having done the preparation and participate in the discussions on each day. Take opportunity to share insights.

03. analyse and evaluate current research and contemporary literature in relation to educational leadership and team building, including the roles of communication skills; self-leadership; gender issues; ethical issues; and change and innovation.

Activities:
Do the readings, think about what you have read and make courteous and insightful contributions to online discussion. Attend the face-to-face workshops having done the preparation and participate in the discussions on each day. Take opportunity to share insights. Maintain a consistent effort towards analytical writing.

04. identify, discuss and suggest viable approaches to leadership strategies for future action, informed by recent research and literature in the field of educational leadership and team building.

Activities:
Do the readings, think about what you have read and make courteous and insightful contributions to online discussion. Attend the face-to-face workshops having done the preparation and participate in the discussions on each day. Take opportunity to share insights. Maintain a consistent effort towards analytical writing.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDorothy Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 4.0 hours lecture per study period on saturday during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are also expected to participate in online learning activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Four 3.0 hours workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are also expected to participate in online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written responses to reading. Two tasks, to a total of 1500 words25 01, 02, 03
Group work. Equivalent to 1000 words20 02, 03
One 3000 word essayStudents' ability to do this task is developed through the learning activities listed for this subject and through feedback provided for the other tasks. Students are strongly advised to engage with the online materials, attend face-to-face classes, do the set preparation and submit work on time.55 02, 03, 04