Course Overview

The Culture of Leadership examines the place of educators and leaders within a rapidly developing global world. This course will provide learners with an understanding of the importance of developing a safe, collaborative and inclusive professional environment. Central to this aim, is the necessity for all educators and leaders to partake in lifelong learning and understand the importance of positive personal and professional values, including effective reflective practices.

This course is action-oriented and will engage learners through scholarly literature, real case studies, diverse narratives and global-focused readings. On completion of this course, educators and leaders will be equipped with the fundamental skills with which to adapt to change in both a confident and flexible manner.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course current and future educational leaders will be able to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of educators and leaders in a changing world.
  • critically reflect on the role of personal and professional values, including the importance of lifelong learning.
  • use critical and creative skills to identify ways to develop a safe, collaborative and inclusive professional environment.
  • identify different management styles and recognise the importance of collaboration.
  • utilise critical and ethical practices when undertaking action research projects.

Syllabus

The course is divided into four units:

Unit 1: Educational Leadership in a Changing World
Topic 1.1: Education and Leadership in a Changing World.
Topic 1.2: The Role of Personal and Professional Values.
Unit 2: The Professional Learning Environment
Topic 2.1: Developing a Safe, Conducive and Collaborative Professional Environment.
Topic 2.2 - Examining Your School Culture.
Topic 2.3 - Changing Your School Culture.
Unit 3: The Connected Educator
Topic 3.1 - Leadership in Collaborative Workplaces.
Topic 3.2 - The Role of Professional Development.
Topic 3.3 - Creating Professional Connections.
Unit 4: Leadership in Practice
Topic 4.1 - Foundational Skills of Investigation.
Topic 4.2 - Unit Exercises.