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Building Performance ESM751


To be eligible to enrol in this unit students will have completed professional development through CIRCLE.


This unit will give an introduction and overview to the benchmarks, structures and processes required to build the performance of a school. Definitions of school performance are considered in the light of the school’s descriptions of its purpose and the requirements of external regulatory bodies. The participant will develop the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the process of building school performance. This will involve identifying the key factors that contribute to school performance, reviewing the current performance of a school, identifying an appropriate appraisal and school review program to initiate changes within the school and identifying supportive strategies to improve and build a performance culture. The participant will reflect on an appraisal process as part of a school initiative to build performance.


Unit name Building Performance
Unit code ESM751
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Mr Bradley Adams
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically reflect on a range of interpretations and perspectives relevant to building professional and organisational performance in 21C schools
  • Use and assess a range of data collection tools to evaluate professional and organisational performance, such as self-reflection in the context of professional expectations and standards, collecting and analysing student and peer feedback, goal setting and action planning and peer coaching and mentoring
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of school-wide performance appraisal systems and models intended to promote and support professional growth and improvement aligned with the strategic direction and goals of a school
  • Demonstrate conceptual, research, professional communication and academic writing skills
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