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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

School/College

School of Education

Pre-requisites

240 credit points AND TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher

Unit aim

This unit provides the basis for understanding the complexities of leadership in Australian Primary Schools. It utilises what the research and literature indicates are models and types of leadership and investigates the contexts and agenda for quality leadership enactment. Key issues of educational change, workplace culture and climates, and mentoring and coaching are addressed in this unit.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Using literature and research to frame educational leadership.

Topic 2: Introduction to concepts and models of educational leadership and their practical implementation.

Topic 3: The educational leader: rights and responsibilities.

Topic 4: Educational reform and school improvement.

Topic 5: Creating a professional learning community.

Topic 6: Engaging and working with parents and the community.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Provide evidence of deep understanding about Primary School leadership. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Lifelong learning
2 Critically analyse and describe literature about educational leadership. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Lifelong learning
3 Investigate distinguishing features and effects of various models and key attributes of quality leadership in the field of education. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Lifelong learning
4 Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the effects of educational change on workplace culture and climate, mentoring and coaching. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Lifelong learning
5 Propose quality strategies to achieve optimum educational futures for staff, students and the community. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Provide evidence of deep understanding about Primary School leadership.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Critically analyse and describe literature about educational leadership.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Investigate distinguishing features and effects of various models and key attributes of quality leadership in the field of education.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the effects of educational change on workplace culture and climate, mentoring and coaching.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. Propose quality strategies to achieve optimum educational futures for staff, students and the community.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning