CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP

EDU5PCL

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesThoughtful and insightful contributions to class and online discussions

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses; Master of Education (EDMEC), Master of Educational Leadership and Management (EDMELC), Master of TESOL (EMTSC), Master of Applied Linguistics (EMALC), or Master of Special Education (RMSE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Advocacy Leadership

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAnderson, G

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBN1135847789, 9781135847784

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Curriculum Leadership Development: A guide for aspiring leaders.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMullen, C.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTaylor and Francis

ISBN1136503587, 9781136503580

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Curriculum Visions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDoll, W. & Gough, N.

Year2002

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPeter Lang

ISBN0820449997, 9780820449999

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Critical Pedagogy in preparation programs: Curriculum for the development of equity leadership

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSimmons, J., & Fellabaum, J.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Ideology and Curriculum

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorApple, M.

Year2004

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherRoutledge

ISBN0415902665, 9780415902663

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Critical Curriculum Leadership : A Framework for Progressive Education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYlmaki, Rose M

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTaylor and Francis

ISBN1136853782, 9781136853784

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Reflect critically about own and others' approaches to curriculum leadership
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
03. Analyse 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 curriculum
04. Identify personal leadership strategies for future action, which are informed by recent research and literature related to critical curriculum leadership.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 43
Four 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 33 - 38
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 33 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Major essay - 5,000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group presentation -2500 word equivalent This is Part A of the group assessment

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Individual reflection on group presentation -1000 words This is Part B of the group assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Critical reflection on two identified articles - 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3