EDED20498 - Educational Change and Improvement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, educational leaders effectively manage change and also capitalise on opportunities to innovate. In this unit, you will engage in the theory and practice of implementing and evaluating change in an educational setting. You will review a current educational improvement agenda and evaluate it against a range of contemporary educational leadership research and make recommendations about, or justifications for, that agenda. You will evaluate educational governance structures and the implications of these on your role as a leader. You will also compare and contrast industry approaches to innovation for school-specific application.

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

The co-requisite requirement is EDED20497 Leadership in the Educational Context.

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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%).

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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 communications
Feedback
The customised focus of this unit has been well regarded by students
Recommendation
Ensure this focus on contextualised learning is continued when the unit is redeveloped for the proposed Master of Educational Leadership course to be delivered on the Be Different platform
Action Taken
This unit is being re developed for the Master of Educational Leadership on the Be Different platform. It is due to commence in 2022. The contexual/workplace focus of the unit will continue
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate and apply appropriate change processes to suit a specific educational context
  2. Analyse a range of data that informs a change agenda and compares alternative approaches to educational improvement
  3. Evaluate a range of educational governance structures and their implications for leadership roles
  4. Compare and contrast industry approaches to innovation for school-specific application.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment