ESA510 School Leadership 1 (8)

In this subject students will understand and be able to debate the philosophical, political and structural foundations of the legislation and policies related to school operations. The theories, models and strategies for effective decision-making, problem solving and communication will be related to the implementation of change. Students will be able to contrast a range of leadership approaches to build and sustain learning communities that support diversity, safe schools and character education within the legal requirements. Students who complete the subject will be educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by leading the organisation, managing the operations and resources in a way that promotes a safe and effective learning environment.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Teacher Education
Enrolment restrictions

Master of International Education (School Leadership) and Master of Education students. Students given credit for this subject should not complete ESA501 Leadership in Education 1.

Incompatable Subjects
ESA501
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to debate the philosophical, political and structural ideas that underpin legislation and policies related to school operations;
  • be able to examine theories, models and strategies for effective decision making, problem solving, and communication and relate this to implementing change;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and its application with respect to legal requirements of a principal;
  • be able to analyse and compare different leadership skills and styles as a means of reflection on personal leadership approaches;
  • be able to contrast a range of leadership approaches in creating positive school cultures through effective supervision, evaluation and support of staff;
  • be able to critically analyse the governance structures of publicly funded education systems;
  • be able to explore and apply the theory and practice of conflict resolution and mediation skills;
  • be able to critically examine the role of the principal in responding to individual student needs that meet relevant legislation, processes and ethical standards; and
  • be able to assess a range of policies, programs and skills required to build and sustain learning communities that support diversity, safe schools and character education.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:

-Leadership theory and the role of the principal
- Human resources: enhancing performance
- Conceptual frames of decision-making
- Legal framework for school operations
- Inclusive education: the philosophical, political and structural foundations
- Shaping school culture: theoretical and practical approaches

Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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