LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

EDU5LTB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject participants focus primarily on 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; continuous improvement strategies; 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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLeadership for the disillusioned: moving beyond myths and heroes to leading that liberatesRecommendedSinclair, A. (2007)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsReflective Practice: the cornerstone for school improvement,RecommendedBarnett, B.G., O'Mahony, G.R.O. and Matthews, R.J. (2004)HARKER BROWNLOW
ReadingsSustainable leadership,RecommendedHargreaves, A., & Fink, D. (2006)JOSSEY BASS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. reflect critically about their own and others' leadership approaches and approaches to team building

Activities:
Work through online modules, do the readings, think about what you have read and make courteous and insightful contributions to online discussion. Maintain a consistent effort towards critically reflective and analytical writing, including submission of writing for assessment.

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:
Work through online modules, 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 critically reflective and analytical writing. Write one 4000 word academic essay.

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:
Work through online modules, 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 critically reflective and analytical writing. Write one 4000 word academic essay.

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

Activities:
Work through online modules, 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 critically reflective and analytical writing. Write one 4000 word academic essay.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 11-20, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDorothy Smith

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 16 - 18
Two 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 16 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 11 - 11
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3500-word essay70 01, 02, 03, 04
Critically analytical writing. 1500 word total.25 01, 02, 04
Online contribution.5 01, 02, 04