EDED20509 - Contemporary Practices in Early Childhood Leadership

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Leadership in early childhood is underpinned by a commitment to the principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to social justice and adherence to ethical practice. Leadership capabilities are required of early childhood professionals and recognised as essential for ensuring quality learning outcomes for children, the development of high quality early childhood services, the ongoing growth of the profession and the considered implementation of policy and change agendas. In this unit, you will examine the policy context that shapes early childhood nationally and internationally and the multiple ways in which leadership is theorised. You will conduct a case study of the leadership of a change agenda explicating the key insights and learnings about leadership and leading change.

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

Co-requisite: EDED20497 Leadership in the School Context

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2019

Attendance Requirements

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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 40%
2. Case Study 60%

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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine the nature of change and the role of individuals, teams and systems
  2. Critically analyse key policy texts to identify what and how policy shapes the context of early childhood education
  3. Analyse models of leadership that contribute to the development of early childhood education
  4. Evaluate a case study of change leadership
  5. Explicate resources to support the development of personal leadership capabilities and those of others in the field of early childhood education.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Case Study
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Case Study