Leadership, Advocacy and Administration in EC Settings

Course code EDUC4025
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course provides students with an introduction to leadership, management and administration in the early childhood context. Through an investigation of historical and contemporary issues, in consideration of social, cultural, political and industrial perspectives, the course prepares students to explore and understand leadership issues in early childhood, to reflect on education policy and practices, and the ways in which early childhood professionals might contribute to, and shape social directions.



  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an analytical engagement with the literature of the field on leadership in early childhood;

2. Articulate a well-founded position on the contemporary leadership role in early childhood taking into account the social, cultural, political and industrial contexts;

3. Apply their knowledge and understanding of leadership concepts to critically examine leadership and management practices.


  • Leadership, management and administration
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Leadership in early childhood
  • Leadership as advocacy
  • Communication and decision making
  • Leading and managing staff
  • Leading and managing change
  • Accreditation, licensing and regulations
  • Policy analysis, development and implementation
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Fiscal management

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4001. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4001 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4025.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

May include podcasts at lecturer's discretion.


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term