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Educational Leadership and Change PG (9086.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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The aim of this unit is to enable students to critically analyse the different theoretical and practical aspects of educational leadership and organizational changes within a constantly shifting reform environment. The unit explores and analyses a range of theories and emerging approaches and understandings of leadership, including distributed leadership, strategic leadership, ethical leadership, leadership for learning, and comparative, inter-cultural understandings of leadership. This unit provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon what constitutes effective leadership in educational settings and to construct their own 'theories' of effective leadership. Students will develop conceptual and practical skills for the effective management of change in schools and other educational institutions.

In the delivery of this unit opportunities will include on-campus and off-campus options.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of theories in leadership and organisational change;

2. Demonstrate an increased capability to observe, reflect and understand the nature of effective educational leadership;

3. Demonstrated an understanding of the role of the leaders in bringing about educational changes; and

4. Apply theoretical and craft knowledge to develop approaches to lead and manage educational changes in their own schools or other educational institutions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hours week (average) or equivalent.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to studnets who have passed 7696 Leadership in Learning Organisations PG

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