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MPR772 - The Social Construction of Leadership

Offering information:

This unit is not offered in 2013.


Students may wish to instead enrol into alternative unit, MPM772 ( Burwood-intensive program)


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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:Nil
Unit chair:

J Billsberry 





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Students must register their expression of interest with the Deakin Management Centre. Places are limited. Successful applicants will have their enrolment confirmed approximately two months prior to commencement.

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%

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28th June 2010