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Unit of Study TCHR3004 - Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood (2022)

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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.

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

demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of leadership and management in practice in early childhood education and care services and settings underpinned by theoretical and practical perspectives on administration, management and leadership

demonstrate an understanding of how to build supportive and collaborative environments for children, parents, community and staff

critically reflect on the role that advocacy plays in early childhood education (locally, nationally and internationally) and identify the skills that a strong advocate for the ECEC profession should display

critically analyse and understand the role of the educational leader: including relationships, responsibilities, expectations, ethical practice and transition to an educational leader

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Rodd, J, 2013, Leadership in early childhood: The pathway to professionalism, 4th Edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 9781743310014.
  • Waniganayake, M, Cheeseman, S, Fenech, M, Hadley, F & Shepherd, W, 2018, Leadership: Contexts and complexities in early childhood education, 2nd, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780190309367.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.