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This unit (comprising a three-part assessment item) is specifically designed to provide practical experience related to the concepts discussed in other parts of the Master of Education (Leadership) by having students participate in professional learning activities and programs offered in conjunction with organisations in which the student is employed, or through other experiences negotiated between the student and the program leader. The unit is designed to apply "academic rigour" to the professional learning undertaken and, on satisfactory completion, will provide credit of one unit towards the Master of Education (Leadership). Access to this unit is restricted and the specific program the student undertakes will be negotiated between the program leader and the student.Note that leadership here is taken to embrace a wide range of issues relevant to organisational leaders, middle-level leaders (e.g. department heads, team leaders, coordinators and so on), and aspiring leaders, and could include topics such as aspiring leadership, coaching, mentoring, teams, strategic thinking and planning, performance management, data use for improvement, collaborative networks and community relationships. The activity may include attendance at conferences, undertaking professional learning activities, development rotations, internships or educational study visits.

Summary 2020

Unit name Directed Leadership Project
Unit code ESH711
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Professor Tony Townsend

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070303

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Teaching Pattern

This is an independent project - students will be provided with guidance via the Unit Outline and discussions with the Unit lecturer.


Assessment comprises three inter-related items - Literature Review (50%); Action Plan (40%); Personal Learning Plan (10%)

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