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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Simon Clarke
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

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

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