2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 1: Cloud (online) or face to face intensives*
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, debates (using technology-based mediums) and student-led discussions
* Note: Face to face intensives are offered annually in SA, WA, Victoria and NSW, to enquire about the availability of these options please email email@example.com.
This unit introduces considerations for planning, executing, monitoring and reviewing strategic direction in schools. Strategic plans in education are context dependent, take account of school-based goals for improvement in teaching and learning, and embrace broader political, economic and education policy imperatives. They are both influential in and responsive to short-term and long-term local needs and aspirations as well as external requirements. This unit also investigates research on leading and managing major change. First and second order change, issues such as resistance to change, strategies to ensure successful change and case studies of experiences in change management will be discussed.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes)
Analyze contemporary research and practice from global education perspectives in order to report on effective leadership in the context of constant change
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
Identify problems and apply theories and practices of educational leadership to generate solutions that address strategic leadership challenges
Critically analyse change theories in order to strategically address resistance to change in EBL settings
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
Critically analyse and communicate theories of stakeholder engagement across EBL settings in order to lead strategic change initiatives that enable collective efficacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Group and Individual) - Comparative Case Study: Presentation and Report
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written Report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ELT702 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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