ECM712 - Education Leadership in Changing Times


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning experiences including 1 optional scheduled weekend intensive each year


This unit focuses on the enactment of education leadership in the present context where there are technological advances, mass communications, increasingly diverse student populations, growth of knowledge-based societies, globalisation of the economy and cultures, and a further added pressure, rising consumer expectations. These forces impact on the demands facing leaders and require more than an adjectival leadership perspective. 21st Century leaders need to be able to critique leadership approaches as regards their effectiveness and the contexts in which they might be more appropriate. Education leadership is truly facing changing times.

Four key areas are presented in this unit. First, students are introduced to education leadership approaches (e.g. instructional, distributed, transformational leadership etc.) and published empirical data and other evidence evaluating their effectiveness. Second, students examine literature and discourses around leading education institutions, particularly in the digital era. Third, the unit critically examines the literature and data around leading change in education institutions with a particular focus on rapid and significant change. Fourth, students consider the notion of leadership impact and what this might look like in contemporary education institutions.

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