Leading Self & Others

Subject EDUC90675 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours.

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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Non Allowed Subjects:


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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


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Subject Overview:

This subject is built upon the premise that, in order to lead others, you must first know yourself. It positions ‘emotional preparedness’ as a key foundation to school leadership and will provide emphasis on reflective practice. The subject will explore, and apply, the core principals of Positive Psychology and Authentic Leadership and Human leadership. Students will be equipped with academic skills training and will learn how to critically evaluate educational leadership research.


On completion of this subject, students will:
• Understand the key principles in self awareness and positive psychology
• Critically evaluate empirical research within the discipline of school leadership
• Develop their interpersonal skills and class presentation skills.
• Complete regular reflective journal submissions that demonstrate an application of leadership theory to personal growth and professional practice


There are 2 categories of assignments totalling 8000 words
• 3 reflective assignments x 2000 words (80%) Due weeks 4, 8 and 10
• Providing comment on other’s people reflections (2000 words, pass-fail 20%) Due weeks 5, 9 and 11

Prescribed Texts:
  • Barth, S. (2001). Learning by Heart. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
  • Boniwell, I. (2006) Positive Psychology in a Nutshell. PWBC
  • George, B., McLean, A. & Craig, N. (2008). Finding Your True North. JB Warren Bennis Series
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Generic Skills:
• Work self-directedly and collaboratively with peers by participating in the online forum discussions

Related Course(s): Master of School Leadership

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