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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||Contemporary organizations such as schools, to be effective, require the ability to adapt and transform their professional practice to respond to changing circumstances. An aspect of this transformation is the professional learning capacity of the organization and the leadership necessary to build and direct this . |
This subject builds on a number of concepts; professional knowledge and learning at the individual practitioner level and intellectual, cultural and social capital at the organisational and systemic levels. It develops a model of professional learning that involves five elements: (1) a shared commitment to the goals and outcomes of the learning activity, that is, a professional learning community; (2) role differentiation in terms of professional learning and distributed leadership of learning to achieve this; (3) an explicit model of how to learn professionally that is referenced on contemporary theories of knowledge enhancement and embedded in professional practice; (4) issues associated with contextualising the learning in particular school cultures, that is, the climate for professional learning; and (5) the extent to which autonomous, self managed and directed learning is possible in the professional community.
The model will be applied to a range of issues confronting contemporary schools and educational provision. Approaches to distributed leadership, including middle leadership of professional learning, will be evaluated.
|Assessment:||Satisfactory completion of two components: A critical examination ( review and analysis, approx 4, 000 words) of one or more aspects of the model of professional learning developed in lectures and its implications for leading change in schools.Application of the model of professional learning to an issue confronting a particular school improvement project (approximately 4, 000 words).|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
On completion of this subject students should have:
|Links to further information:||www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au|
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