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EDPA6015: Leadership: international perspectives

Leadership purpose, qualities and practices are important to the development of a successful educational organisation. This course is intended to familiarize participants with research-informed principles, trends and issues of leadership in education from international perspectives. It will provide opportunities for individuals to reflect upon, analyse and critique their own leadership, relative to their own experiences, and the leadership of others within their own local and national contexts. The course will combine theoretical and empirical knowledge to illuminate, contextualise, and critically assess associations between contemporary policies, social trends, and organisational practices.

Code EDPA6015
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically engage with educational leadership literature and research
  • LO2. Develop a critical understanding of key concepts and theories of educational leadership
  • LO3. Apply theories of leadership to situations in practice, acknowledging the importance of context and local and global perspectives
  • LO4. Develop the capacity to reflect critically on and improve their own understanding of educational leadership and management
  • LO5. Reflect upon their own leadership purpose and that of others
  • LO6. Critically analyse issues of identity and ethics in leadership
  • LO7. Research academic literature to write a literature review.