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EDUC5610 Human Resource Development in Education

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops the themes of theoretical perspectives in human resource development— the 'big picture' of educational change; the 'little picture' of self-management; motivation; emotional intelligence; leadership; team building; societal and organisational culture; conflict management; performance management and staff appraisal; and professional development.
Students are able to (1) recognise the professional and personal challenges in managing change in education; (2) analyse and apply ways of enhancing self-management and performance in education; (3) communicate an understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices which enhance the management of human resources in education; (4) critically evaluate human resource scenarios in education; and (5) select an example of a particular human resource issue in an educational organisation and analyse it, applying the concepts developed throughout the unit.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a 20-minute seminar presentation on one unit reading and (2) a 4500-word report on a case study of human resource development within a particular organisation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Simon Clarke
Unit rules
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)

Selected readings are provided in CMO (Course Materials Online).

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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.