The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6016. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6016 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6350.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


Indicative content will include:  

  • Contemporary popular research on school leadership, management and administration; and
  • Theoretical and practical strategies for engaging with research.


This course replaces EDUC6016. If you have successfully completed EDUC6016 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Annotated Bibliography: An Annotated Bibliography of Current Educational Leadership Literature

Written Assignment: Implementing Change: Putting your Philosophy and Research into Practice

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term