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ELT711 - Theories and Models of Leadership: Introduction

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Rowlands

Minimum 8 credit points of strand study (i.e. early childhood, primary or secondary), must have passed all units EEE751, EEE752, EPR701, and EPR702.


Must be enrolled in course E760, and unit ELT712

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


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


Topics in this unit include;

  1. Definitions of leadership
  2. Theories of leadership – historical and current
  3. Leadership – qualities, skills, attributes and ethics
  4. Aspirational leadership
  5. Leadership in context
  6. Educational leadership and change
  7. Leadership planning and curriculum change


Task 1 50% A critical review of the literature in a selected area of leadership theory relevant to the individual’s educational context.


Task 2 50% A detailed response to one of four provided scenarios, drawing on course content and relevant literature.

Unit Fee Information

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