LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU4LAM

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students examine possible roles in an early childhood context and recognise their own goals for leadership and management, identifying what success will mean in their future professional and personal lives. They also investigate the issues that shape early childhood leadership such as: policy, legal requirements, political influences, professional management, staff dynamics and wellbeing and geographical and socioeconomic factors. Additionally, students explore the varied forms of leadership that can be used to advocate for a stronger recognition of early childhood education as a professional entity.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLeadership: Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood EducationPrescribedWaniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F., & Shepherd, W. (2013)MELBOURNE: OXFORD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore aspects of leadership and management and evaluate the attributes of an effective and motivational leader in an Early Childhood context.

Activities:
lectures, workshops, online activities, student leadership conference
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Work in a team to contribute new and original knowledge to the field of Early Childhood Education.

Activities:
lectures, workshops, online activities, student leadership conference
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Recognise and identify personal goals and demonstrate an ability to reflect on own professional abilities and continuous improvement.

Activities:
lectures, workshops, online activities, student leadership conference
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Week 35-47, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Conference attendance and participation15 01, 02, 03
Leadership and Management Activity Book40 01, 02, 03
Professional plan30 01, 02, 03
Online quiz15 01

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Conference attendance and participation15 01, 02, 03
Leadership and Management Activity Book40 01, 02, 03
Professional plan30 01, 02, 03
Online quiz15 01