CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP

EDU5PCL

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students develop understandings of curriculum leadership by exploring curriculum theory, curriculum theories, leadership theories and practice and critical analyses of the socio-politics of education. Students are expected to develop and use a broad range of analytical tools and curriculum perspectives in order to analyse and critique curriculum policy and implementation decisions in national and international educational (or related) contexts. Students reflect critically upon their own understandings of leadership and curriculum, and relate these understandings to current research literature on particular issues within these fields of study. A key expectation in this subject is that students are to engage with multiple knowledges and practices to develop the capacity to challenge the status quo of curriculum leadership practice and the rhetoric of quality, accountability and educational reform as it is played out through curriculum.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Any one of EDU5LTB, EDU5IEP, EDU5CDD, EDU5CDI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdvocacy LeadershipRecommendedAnderson, G (2009)Routledge
ReadingsCritical Curriculum Leadership : A Framework for Progressive EducationRecommendedYlmaki, Rose M (2010)Educational Administration Quarterly
ReadingsCurriculum VisionsRecommendedDoll, W. & Gough, N. (2002)Peter Lang
ReadingsIdeology and CurriculumRecommendedApple, M. (2004)Routledge
ReadingsGood Education in an Age of Measurement: Ethics, Politics, DemocracyRecommendedBiesta, G (2010Paradigm Publishers

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect critically about own and others' approaches to curriculum leadership

Activities:
Thoughtful and insightful contributions to class and online discussions; oral presentations; essay

02. Demonstrate familiarity with, and the ability to analyse and critique current literature in the fields of curriculum theory, leadership, curriculum and the philosophy and socio-politics of education

Activities:
Essay

03. Explore a variety of practical aspects of curriculum leadership, which may include the development of communication skills; issues of multiple perspectives, diversity and inclusivity; strategic and ethical approaches to policy implementation; and responses to the rhetoric of quality and accountability in curriculu

Activities:
Contributions to class and online discussions; oral presentations; essay.

04. Identify personal leadership strategies for future action, which are informed by recent research and literature related to critical curriculum leadership.

Activities:
Contributions to class and online discussions; oral presentations; essay.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 32 - 38
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual major essay - 5,500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Group presentations -2500 word equivalent 10 minutes/member20 01, 03, 04
Individual critical reflection -1000 words20 01, 03, 04