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ELT713 - Researching the Leadership of Teaching

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Gallant

Minimum 12 credit points of strand study (i.e. early childhood, primary or secondary) and must have passed EEE753 and EPR703.


Must be enrolled in course E760, and units ELT711, ELT712

Incompatible with:



You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will be informed by the experience of engaging with a teacher leader ('shadowing’) in an appropriate educational setting; data gathered through observations, interviews and daily conversations will form the basis for an analysis of the experience. Links to ELT711, ELT712 will inform the student’s analysis, along with the new readings provided.

You will undertake a case study of teacher leadership in a particular learning context. You will be introduced to ethical issues, and how to prepare for a case study investigation.

Ethnographies of leadership involves the study and application of key leadership theories to authentic teacher leadership situations as you conduct a case study of a teacher in a leadership role and his or her school context. Through this process you will develop skills in researching, analysing and reporting on context-based learning. ‘Knowledge of research principles and methods’ and ‘Communication skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions…’ are skills that, in line with the requirements set by the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), graduates of a Master’s degree are expected to have. Successful completion of the assessment tasks in this unit will enable you to demonstrate these skills and knowledge.


Task 1, 50%, A daily log of observations and reflective comments undertaken during the experience of shadowing a leading teacher in an educational setting for a minimum of 15 days.  2500 words.

Task 2, 50%, Transcription and analysis of a semi-formal interview with the subject teacher that demonstrates competencies in data collection and analysis and results in preparation of a 2500 word article ready to be submitted for publication in a professional journal.

Unit Fee Information

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