EDUC5610 Human Resource Development in Education

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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)

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

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