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MPM772 - The Social Construction of Leadership

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Billsberry





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Students must register their expression of interest with the Deakin Graduate School of Business via no later than Friday 21 June. Places are limited. Successful applicants will have their enrolment confirmed prior to commencement.


The unit will be taught in intensive mode at the Burwood campus from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July, between 9am and 6pm.  Students will be responsible for making their own arrangements in relation to meals, travel and accommodation.   Do not make any bookings or payments until your enrolment has been confirmed.


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit is designed for students undertaking studies in leadership. The purpose of the unit is to introduce students to social construction and how it is applied to leadership. Whilst students will have received a general introduction to leadership theories in Principles of Leadership, this unit is intended to provide the main underpinning theory for the Masters of Leadership; i.e., the social construction of leadership, aka constitutive leadership. The unit will be taught at a week-long residential school. In addition to some theoretical input through readings and interactive lectures, this unit will make extensive use of film as its pedagogical method. To explore the nature of social construction, students will analyse leadership in films and to understand how observers’ perceptions might be altered, they will produce short films emphasising and de-emphasising a character as a leader.


Assignment (group) 40%, Video activity (group) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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28th June 2010