EDED20511 - Contemporary Practices in STEM Education

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Leadership in STEM education is underpinned by a commitment to the growing need for STEM skills in the 21st century context. Leadership capabilities are required of STEM education professionals and recognised as essential for ensuring quality learning outcomes for children, the development of high quality STEM skills, the ongoing growth of the profession and the considered implementation of policy and change agendas. Education in STEM will equip all students with the knowledge to navigate critical activities and challenges within the contemporary world. In this unit, you will examine the policy context that shapes STEM education 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 Not Applicable
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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

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. 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. Critically analyse 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 STEM education
  3. Analyse models of leadership that contribute to the development of STEM education
  4. Evaluate a case study of successful change leadership
  5. Explicate resources to support the development of leadership capabilities for self and others in the field of STEM 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