Leading a Learning Community

Subject EDUC90139 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 30-Aug-2016
Teaching Period 19-Sep-2016 to 21-Sep-2016
Assessment Period End 03-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 02-Sep-2016
Census Date 19-Sep-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 14-Oct-2016

Pre-teaching period:

During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

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


Assoc Prof Lawrie Drysdale



Subject Overview:

This subject examines the leadership necessary for developing a learning community. Candidates focus on topics and skills such as collaborative decision-making and problem solving; conflict management and negotiation; and team processes. Understanding of the importance of setting standards, performance monitoring and feedback are also examined.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • understand the characteristics and concepts of a learning community;
  • understand a process for working collaboratively to develop a learning community; and
  • understand a range of competencies necessary in developing and achieving an educational vision for the school community.

An assignment of 5,000 words (100 per cent).

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students will enhance their skills in problem solving, analytical thinking, big-picture thinking, conceptual thinking, contextual sensitivity, planning and organisation, achievement focus and using data to improve student outcomes.

Links to further information: www.education.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Master of Education
Master of Education
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)
Master of Education (Educational Management)

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