Leadership in Schools

Subject EDUC90504 (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:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary)

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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, 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 Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Mr Lloyd Mitchell



Subject Overview:

Many teacher candidates have found that after a year or two teaching in schools they are taking on leadership roles. This elective provides you with a foundation and understanding to start taking on those leadership roles at all levels of school life.

The subject draws on both instructional leadership and positive psychology to first understand yourself and your role as a leader. Through participatory workshops you will learn how to use available data in schools to make informed decisions about programs you may want to implement, interact with people in leadership roles to gain insights and understanding about being a leader at all levels in schools and with insights from positive psychology learn what characteristics and strengths you can draw on to be a leader.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject is a workshop based approach to:

  • Understand leadership and yourself as a leader
  • Develop skills to undertake leadership roles in schools
  • Use evidence to understand what is happening in schools and lead change
  • Written piece: Reflecting on yourself and others as Authentic leaders (2000 words) due mid semester, 50%
  • Presentation/report: Exploring leadership through group scenario presentations: 45 min group presentation (30 min presentation and 15 min Questions) 2,000 words equivalent. Due end semester, 50%

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:

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of changes.
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating.
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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