Leadership and Strategic Management

Course code EDUC6016Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Over all aim of this course is to provide the students with a sound theoretical base
towards effective practices in leading and managing educational organizations from a
strategic perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership and strategic
management including strategic planning.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThis Course seeks to:

- Enhance the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, best practices and current literature relating to leadership and strategic management;
- Assist the development of skills, competencies and critical and strategic thinking to be pro-active and effective leaders and managers with a commitment to continuous improvement; and
- Encourage the adoption of flexible styles of leadership with empowerment and strategic planning to energise the staff towards the creation of efficient & effective organizations.
ContentThis course provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ten broad topics.
These include: The Leader and the Art of Leading; How to Select an Appropriate
Leadership Style; Leadership of Professionally Staffed Organizations; Leading and
Managing Organizations; Leading and Managing Change; the Concept of Strategic
Management; Strategic Management Perspectives, Levels & Modes of Strategy;
Managing Strategically; and Strategic Planning.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Seminar
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Course evaluation consists of three assessment tasks: two journal article type minor papers of 1350-1500 words (each)(2x30%) and a major written assignment of 1800-2000 words assignment (40%).
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term