EDED20499 - Leading Learning and Community Engagement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will investigate how leadership links to improved student learning and effective community engagement. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding and critical knowledge of the leader’s role in creating and maintaining professional learning communities. As an educational leader, you will also investigate community engagement and will develop your skills of negotiation, dealing with conflict and managing competing interests.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

The co-requisite 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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Residential School Optional Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

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 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%).

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: Student feedback
Feedback
Change the residential school from compulsory to optional.
Recommendation
Change the residential school to optional.
Action Taken
The residential school became optional in 2018. Because the Grad Cert in Ed Leadership students are located around Australia and internationally, it is more realistic to have an optional 'residential' workshop.
Source: Student and teaching staff conversations and evaluations
Feedback
The unit has a practical focus with content and assessment targeted to students' diverse teaching contexts
Recommendation
Continue with the specific foci on developing students' leadership roles in their professional settings. Continue with authentic assessment tasks aligned to students' leadership goals and contexts and to their developing understandings and skills around educational leadership theory and practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design and lead professional learning communities that focus on improving staff capability and student learning outcomes
  2. Analyse issues that are relevant to the interests of the diversity of students
  3. Evaluate a community engagement process for educational improvement
  4. Apply techniques for conflict resolution in an educational community.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
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
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