Equity, Leadership and Policy G (11791.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Online
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
This unit examines the concept of equity from multiple standpoints (including race, class, gender, age and ability), its expression in policy, the forms that contestations over policy in terms of equity occur, and how these things have, and continue to, change over time.
Success factors in dealing with equity challenges in policy will be explored, including the critical role of leadership in effecting equitable outcomes.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the complex, dynamic environment and institutional contexts in which equity issues emerge and are addressed;
2. Identify a range of equity concerns, articulate their significance, and analyse the effectiveness of government policy addressing them;
3. Assess success factors, in terms of both policy design and implementation, for effective action on equity dimensions of government policy, including the critical role of leadership; and
4. Develop awareness of a range of approaches and techniques particularly useful in policy development and implementation for equitable outcomes, and demonstrate how they could be used in relation to policy addressing current equity challenges.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 4||04 July 2022||Online||Dr Chris Wallace|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 2||06 March 2023||Online||Dr Chris Wallace|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||23 October 2023||Online||Dr Chris Wallace|
Weekly readings are listed in the Reading List on Canvas site.
Bohnet, I.(2016). What Works: Gender Equality By Design, Belknap Press.
Sunstein, C. (2019). How Change Happens, MIT Press.
Macintyre, S. (2015). Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s, NewSouth Books.
Russell, D. (2021). Leadership. Monash University Press.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums