Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
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.
|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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Phone: +61 3 8344 8285
This subject is designed around the key assumption that self-leadership is a critical pre-cursor for successful school leadership. Students will explore key educational frameworks that enable to them expand their own self awareness and allow them, as educational leaders, to assist school staff and school students to develop greater self awareness. Authentic Leadership will be a major topic in this subject and will be analysed via two prominent, evidence-based frameworks: George and Simms (2007) and Walumbwa, Avolio, Gardner, Wernsing and Peterson (2008). Students will explore the importance of developing relational transparency and an internalized moral perspective in ensuring successful educational leadership. The new science of positive psychology will be used to encourage students to engage in appreciative reflection of self and others, to study strength-based approaches to creating change in schools and to explore the social factors that influence education. This subject aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standard for Principals and considers theory that guides self reflection, self improvement and self development. The subject also explores the importance of school leaders behaving with integrity and moral purpose.
There are two assessment tasks:
Bonniwell, I. (2006). Positive psychology in a Nutshell. London: Personal Well being Centre.
George, B. & Sims, P. (2007). Finding your true North. San Francisco CA: Wiley
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.education.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Instructional Leadership |
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