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ED5880 - Educational Leadership

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Bachelor of Education (Professional Development) and Master of Education students.

This subject study provides students with advanced knowledge and understandings about educational leadership at all levels within schools and school systems. Today, educational institutions reform, renew and transform through constant reconceptualisations of theory and practice and responsiveness to systemic requirements and data. Principals, teachers and system administrators are expected to absorb, reflect upon, implement, review and evaluate their practice in a discontinuously changing world. This subject focuses on a critically reflective, ethical and transformative approach to issues and practices of educational leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquire knowledge of concepts, theories and models which underpin current successful educational leadership and management practices in schools and school systems;
  • to critically analyse issues and literature concerning school improvement, effectiveness, review and evaluation;
  • to develop and apply strategies and programs for achieving improved classroom, whole school and/or system wide outcomes through innovative leadership and management practices.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Limited
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Face to face teaching (face-to-face teaching dates to be advised)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: annotated bibliography (40%); position paper (60%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: annotated bibliography (40%); position paper (60%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.