This subject is designed to buiild a strong understanding of school leadership with a critical emphasis on instructional leadership. The subject focuses on developing advanced knowledge, skills, and understanding through an exploration of current research in legal, human and ethical issues. Students will develop strategies and capacities to deal effectively with such issues and their impact on school improvement. The subject critically examines the role of the principal as "lead learner" and the impact that leadership models have on enhancing learner outcomes, both academic and social. To ground this learning, students will investigate, debate, discuss and reflect on the impact professional learning communities have on school improvement with a view to formulating a conceptual understanding of the potential of educational action research in various situations. The subject will involve students in exploring case studies, developing and implementing an Action Research project that will develop their ability to analyse, synthesise, apply and extend the theoretical frameworks presented within the subject modules.
School of Teacher Education
Available to students in the Master of International Education (School Leadership) and Master of Education.
It is advisable students will have completed ESA510 or ESA501 prior to completing this subject.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.