Globalisation and Leadership

Subject EDUC90644 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours.

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


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Subject Overview:

This course focuses on international constructs of educational leadership in the context of global changes in education and training and global changes in the context of education and training. Its purpose is to provide participant with a foundation in theoretical constructs of educational leadership and to explore the relevance and utility of these constructs in relation to the role of education and training systems in different international settings.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Review educational leadership issues in a selection of OECD countries, with a critical emphasis on changes in education and training in the context of globalisation
  • Identify and understand the relevant research and policy literature in the international field;
  • Critically analyse key contemporary issues in leadership and globalisation in Australia in the light of international experience and learnings.

There are two assessment tasks:

  • 4,000 word opinion piece based on prescribed readings on a topic selected from a range of options, due mid semester , 40%
  • 6,000 word research essay on a topic linked to issues of globalization, leadership and educational policy, due end of semester, 60%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Master of Education Policy (International)

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