EDED20497 - Leadership in the School Context

General Information

Unit Synopsis

With reference to current research, in this unit you will examine the nature of school leadership and the responsibilities of school leaders for ensuring learning outcomes for learners. You will also consider the legal, ethical, policy, cross cultural and governance issues school leaders consider in their work. You will reflect on your personal leadership capabilities and examine these in line with leadership theory, research, and practice. In addition you will investigate and reflect upon the importance of personal well-being for school leaders in an increasingly complex and demanding role.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Verbal feed back from students
Feedback
Students indicate that they value the practical and professional quality of the unit's content, resources, and teaching approaches, and assessment including the regular Zoom sessions
Recommendation
Continue term by term reviews of content to ensure it is contemporary.
Action Taken
The practical and professional focus of this unit has been retained along with regular student Zoom meetings and email and phone communication
Source: Course coordinator and Education course committee
Feedback
This unit will not be offered in 2021 as the course in which it is located is being phased out and will be replaced by a Master of Educational Leadership in 2021.
Recommendation
This unit will not be offered in 2021
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate effective leadership skills for a school context including influencing, decision making, problem-solving, time management and networking
  2. Evaluate personal views, values and beliefs about educational leadership
  3. Apply strategies to build personal well-being and to manage professional learning.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment