This subject is designed to develop an understanding of the nature of educational change and to enhance the students' capabilities for planning, leading and managing the process of change. Change is a constant in a healthy and dynamic educational enterprise. This subject will help students to be able to assess their environment, determine a course of action for improvement that is based on an understanding of the forces at play, adapt practices during the change process and evaluate outcomes. These forces will include an assessment of the role external forces, unions, political issues at various levels and organisational responsiveness. Leadership can only be effective if it is based on a wide understanding of the theories of change and through analysis of practices and actions that have led to improvement both locally and internationally. This subject will ensure students have an opportunity to study such theories, practices and actions to build capacity for effective leadership.
School of Teacher Education
- Key drivers of educational change at the individual, group, organisational and system levels. - Analysis of educational changes in terms of new learning. - Educational change described by a range of theorists and positions. - Case studies describing changes in a range of local and international educational settings using a variety of descriptors. - Leadership and management as central issues in educational change. - Competencies of effective change agents. - Developing change management plans for a specific educational situation/context - Educational change and sustainability.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ESA503 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.