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This unit, which aims to deepen understandings about some key aspects of (successful) school leadership, is for those from a variety of educational settings who already occupy, or expect to occupy, positions entailing leadership. Topics covered include why school leadership is important, what constitutes school leadership and how school leadership contributes to improved practice and learning. It has both a theoretical and a practical focus - through a brief exploration of current theories and key writings, students will be encouraged to consider how this translates 'on the ground' i.e. what the implications of the theory are for themselves, and their workplace setting.

Summary 2020

Unit name Successful School Leadership
Unit code ESG786
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Professor Neil Cranston

Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Fully on-line via MyLO


Two written assignments - Literature Review (50%), Critical Case Study (50%)

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