Instructional Leadership and Program Evaluation

Course code EDUC6019Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will examine the concept of instructional leadership in relation to the school effectiveness and school improvement movement and the notion of pedagogical reform. Emphasis will be placed on critically examining the role of leadership in education reform and the changing conditions under which reform is undertaken.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1) analyse the role of leadership in the context of pedagogical reform;
2) audit current practice to identify issues contributing to current performance levels; and
3) integrate understandings of school effectiveness and school improvement to plan for improved organisational performance.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
The course is presented across three modules, each with a related assessment task. Module one focuses on the relationship between leadership and student learning, drawing particularly from the school effectiveness and school improvement literature. Module two focuses on the student auditing current instructional practice in their setting using an identified model of pedagogy (students are free to choose their own model). The final module draws the two previous together and asks the student to make a plan for pedagogical improvement demonstrating their understanding of school effectiveness and school improvement and the current level of practice.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2
Written essay 30% 1250-1500 words
Auditing current instructional practices
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
Written essay 1250-1500 words
Articulating a personal stance on the role of leadership in the achievement student outcomes.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 3
Written essay 1500-2000 words
Promoting and Sustaining the Desirable Model: A Strategic Plan.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6019