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EXE737 - Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Rawolle
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit deals with key issues around leadership and management of organisational change in the global context. After considering the social, cultural and economic factors currently encouraging organisational change in late modernity, the unit focuses on one response in the form of learning organisations. The unit explores a number of key dimensions to learning organisations through learning network theory, critical theory and feminist theory, and asks questions about ethical and moral leadership. Finally, the unit considers what it means to manage within a learning organisation in terms of managing change, managing people and managing accountability. A number of issues and dilemmas will be addressed, dilemmas that focus on competing demands for cooperation and competition, from clients and stakeholders, between equity and efficiency and between personal and corporate goals.

Assessment

Based on two essays of 3000 words, each worth 50% of final assessment.

 

The first assignment requires you to consider your own organisation from the perspective of theories of learning organisation. You will be asked to provide evidence that you have a critical understanding of the particular theoretical perspectives and application of a theoretical framework to inform your analysis.

 

The second assignment can be a case study of how you deal with a dilemma in the management of change in an organisation, or how you would go about implementing a particular change. You should call upon particular theories of educational change in terms of their application in your case study.

Pre-reading

Select according to interests:

Blackmore, J. (1999) Troubling Women, Feminism, Leadership and Educational Change Open University Press
Casey, C. (1995) Work, Self and Society : After industrialism Routledge, New York
Day, C. Harris, A., Hadfield., M,Tolley, H. and Beresford, J. (2000) Leading Schools in Times of Change Open University Press
Edwards, R. (1997) Changing Places. Flexibility, Life Long Learning and a learning society Routledge
Halsey, A., Lauder. H. Brown, P and Stuart Wells, A. (eds) (1997) Education. Culture. Economy and Society. Oxford University Press.
Kearns, P. & Papadopoulis, G. (2000) Building a learning and training culture: The experience of five OECD countries, Adelaide: NCVER.
Ramsden. P. (1998) Learning to Lead in Higher Education, Routledge, London
Retallick, J. , Cocklin, J. & Coombe, K. (Eds) Learning Communities in Education, Routledge,
Sinclair, A. (1998) Doing Leadership Differently. Melbourne University Press

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