Globalisation and Leadership

Subject EDUC90644 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 17-Jul-2015 to 22-Aug-2015
Assessment Period End 09-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Jul-2015
Census Date 14-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 02-Oct-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

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, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Prof Fazal Rizvi


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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.

Learning Outcomes:

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%

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.

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
Master of Education
Master of Education Policy (International)

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