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    Examination of a range of contemporary issues which impact on effective educational leadership.

    This paper is not confined to teachers and leaders from primary and secondary schools. Participants from the early childhood sector and from tertiary institutions have also enjoyed success in this paper.

    About this paper

    Paper title Exercising Professional Leadership
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,013.54
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    Limited to
    PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
    (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

    To be advised when the paper is next offered.

    Teaching Arrangements
    This is an online distance learning paper.
    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.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Participants will critically assess contemporary issues of professional educational leadership and integrate perspectives within their own teaching environments. Students who successfully complete the paper will

    1. Identify and analyse influential leadership factors in organisational effectiveness
    2. Analyse the implications for leading and managing a change process
    3. Evaluate the effects of interpersonal relations in a teaching context
    4. Assess the leader's role in strategic thinking and planning
    5. Critically examine the concept and practice of principled leadership


    Not offered in 2023

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