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MPM772 - The Social Construction of Leadership

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Billsberry 

Prerequisite:

Nil.

Corequisite:

Nil.

Incompatible with:

Nil.

Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive Offering:


  The unit will be taught in intensive mode at Burwood (Melbourne) on the following dates:


Monday 11 August to Saturday 16 August between 9.00am and 9.00pm (Saturday class will finish at 5.00pm).

 

Students must register their expression of interest to gradbusinessschool@deakin.edu.au.

 

Further information about the unit is available from Professor Jon Billsberry.

Note:

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.

Content

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 classes, 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.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Group of 2-3 students) - Written Assignment (1000 words) - 20%

Assessment 2 (Group of 2-3 students) - Video activity 1 - 40%; Video Activity 2 - 20%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written Assignment (3000 words) - 20%

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