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EDF6822

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Philip Riley

Synopsis

Definitions of leadership and models of organisational leadership. Topics include: leadership formation and leadership as a career; the values and styles of leaders; organisational vision and mission statements; the identities of leaders; succession, selection and induction processes; heroic and post-heroic models of leadership, including distributed leadership; leadership standards.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students can be expected to have:

  • a better understanding of the nature of leadership as a context-bound, attributed status; leadership as a socially and institutionally constructed phenomenon;
  • the typical means by which leaders learn and acquire their leadership and construct career trajectories;
  • current issues, topics and recent trends in leadership theory and practice, particularly as these apply in a variety of policy contexts, educational and non-educational settings; and
  • the demands confronting all types of leaders in a variety of contexts and workplaces.

Assessment

2 Essays (2 x 4000 words each): 50% each - totalling 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

6 seminars x 4 hours (one session per week - compulsory)
5 tutorials x 3 hours (on weeks when seminars not offered - optional)