EDUC5415 Educational Leadership and Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is organised around key themes and issues of educational leadership and management. These include, among others, an examination of educational change, contemporary understandings of educational leadership, organisational culture and schools as learning organisations. The unit provides an introduction to the study of educational leadership and management and a basis for reflecting critically on the structures and cultures of educational organisations.
Students are able to (1) understand key concepts pertinent to the field of educational leadership and management; (2) apply concepts of educational leadership and management to personal experiences and practices through a process of critical reflection and discussion; (3) consider strategies to improve complex educational organisations and reflect on the values that underpin them; and (4) develop skills and knowledge relevant to practitioner research.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a brief seminar presentation and (2) a case study—analysed according to key themes emerging from the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a brief seminar presentation and a case study—analysed according to key themes emerging from the unit components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Simon Clarke
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
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