EDUC5612 Leadership for Learning

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Educational leadership is examined in the current global context of change and reform. Leadership approaches are linked with theoretical perspectives about organisations and students are asked to apply insights gained from reading and discussion to their specific work context. Evolving views of educational leadership are examined with a particular emphasis on organisational culture, teaching and learning, the management of change, and developing relationships with the community. Active participation in seminar sessions is required.
Students are able to (1) explain theory relevant to the field of educational leadership; (2) critically analyse international, national and state level policies and practices relevant to educational leadership; (3) relate theories of educational leadership to personal experiences and practices through a process of reflection and discussion; and (4) demonstrate a capacity to think about leadership issues and problem solving in relation to educational organisations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar presentation and (2) special project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Simon Clarke
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required

Selected readings are provided.

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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.