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 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

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

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.