Leadership (TFA) 1

Subject EDUC90600 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Summer Term, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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.


Dr Veronica Volkoff


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject will introduce a framework for understanding and developing leadership in schools, business and the community. Topics will include: Vision and goal-setting; communicating and collaborating; creating productive environments; effective planning and performance; reflection and problem-solving. There will be strong emphasis on the notion of teaching as leadership.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, associates should be able to:
  • Understand the major elements of effective leadership;
  • Relate the concept of leadership to effective teaching;
  • Understand the significance of leadership in producing innovation and change;
  • Have confidence in their own ability to undertake leadership positions as required.

A 1500-word action plan for dealing with a problem within a school setting, due at the end of the initial intensive (75 per cent);

A 500-word reflection on the process of producing the action plan (25 per cent), due one week after the initial intensive.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, associates should have the knowledge, skills and ability to:
  • Contribute effectively to problem solving in work situations;
  • Communicate their goals and vision clearly to others;
  • Work collaboratively with others to produce positive outcomes;
  • Plan effectively and realistically to achieve objectives.

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