Professional Practice for School Change

Subject EDUC90343 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours contact
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours self directed learning in the workplace and the wider school sector
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: You must take the following subject in the same study period
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


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Subject Overview: The subject is designed to extend participants' knowledge of educational leadership theory and practice through network based activities. This subject will be supported by a series of structured seminars that address key (a) systemic/community and (b) school leadership themes from an evidence-based research perspective. The Dean's lecture series, seminars by international fellows and activities sponsored by systemic agencies form the core of the subject. Participants will form consortia and will work with a University of Melbourne staff member or fellow to investigate an agreed 'school leadership challenge'. It may include linking with an international researcher, educational system personnel, or a corporate or community leader. The results of the project may be presented as part of the lecture and seminar series.
Objectives: On completion of the subject students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major issues in leadership in education;
  • Use evidence-based research in developing an understanding of an educational issue;
  • Understand the process of investigating educational issues
Assessment: Research Report or equivalent (4,000 words, 100%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: This subject will develop the capacity to:
  • engage in high level debate on policy
  • work collaboratively on educational problems
  • write and/or present a report on major issues to stakeholders
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of School Leadership

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