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EDUC438 Leadership for Learning

A critical examination of theory, research and practice relating to leadership for learning in educational settings. Students will review a range of models, case studies and research findings. This paper uses print-based material and the Internet as the principal delivery systems.

This paper will appeal to education professionals across various sectors, from early childhood centres to primary and secondary schools to tertiary institutions.

Paper title Leadership for Learning
Paper code EDUC438
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
Notes (i)Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii)This paper is normally available in alternate years.
Teaching staff

Dr Sylvia Robertson

Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  1. Knowledge of central concepts of leadership as it applies to learning in educational institutions
  2. Understandings about the contexts of leadership and learning and relationships with pedagogy and curriculum
  3. Knowledge of the varied and important ways in which leadership for learning is exercised and their effects
  4. Awareness of different perspectives of leadership for learning among educators, policy makers and others and an ability to critically analyse and evaluate these perspectives
  5. Understanding of current developments in leadership for learning
  6. Confidence to participate in critical discourse and debate, from a well-developed knowledge base, about leadership for learning issues
  7. Skills of communicating, expressing and arguing information, thoughts and positions in clear, well-constructed English

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system