EDU30008 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Management

Unit code: EDU30008

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

In this unit, students learn about the nature of effective leadership as well as a range of issues related to the management of early childhood settings. These issues include the social and political context within which these services operate, financial management, systems administration, strategic planning, human resources management, team building and professional and organisational growth. There is a particular focus on the crucial role of effective communication in leadership in education settings. This unit enables students to acquire and extend skills and knowledge to work effectively with others in leadership and management positions.

Content

  • The nature of leadership and management
  • The visionary leader
  • Dispositions of leadership
  • The critical importance of communication
  • Developing philosophy
  • Quality assurance: rethinking issues of quality
  • Legal issues
  • Occupational health and safety issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Effective communication skills
  • Change management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Administration in children’s services and schools
  • Project management
  • Ethical dilemmas and issues
  • Financial management
  • Systems operations
  • Policies and governance
  • Human resource management
  • Policy development

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).