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ELT712 - Leadership Communities of Learners

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Rouse
Campus contact:

E Rouse (B, G, X)


Minimum of 8 credit points of strand study (i.e. early childhood, primary or secondary teaching).


Must be enrolled in course E760, and unit ELT711

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. Defining learning communities, communities of practice and professional networks
  2. Discussing leading for change within communities of practice
  3. Establishing a virtual learning community, and contributing to leadership within a virtual community;
  4. Identifying the changing role of leadership in teaching and learning
  5. Exploring pedagogy as leadership
  6. Implications of collaborative networks for the leader teacher
  7. Different leadership agendas and practices within a community/context


Task 1 - Online discussion and critical analysis 50% Critical analysis of theories of informal leadership in communities of practice and learning communities as found in the literature. Engaging others with unit content/ideas to further demonstrate your understanding of learning communities and communities of practice and leadership within a PLC.


Task 2 - Critical Analysis fo scenario 50% Critically analyse a selected scenario, with reference to theories and practices of leadership as these are these are discussed in readings on PLCs/CoPs/PLNs to provide evidence of understanding and application of theories through an informed discussion.

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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