Educational Leadership Research

Course code EDUC6350Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

With increasing pressure on school leaders to draw upon research and evidence in their decision-making, the need for critical engagement with research has never been greater. This course serves as an introduction to critically engaging with popular school leadership research and its implications for practice.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) Critically engage with the purpose, findings and underlying assumptions of school leadership research; and
2) Explicitly analyse a chosen piece of research for its impact on practice.
ContentIndicative content will include:

- Contemporary popular research on school leadership, management and administration; and
- Theoretical and practical strategies for engaging with research.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6016
TransitionThis course will be counted as the equivalent of EDUC6016 for the purposes of transition.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsShort Essay: Structured analysis of research
Essays / Written AssignmentsTerm Paper: Analysis of popular research
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks