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Master of Education (Educational Management)

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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Master of Education (Educational Management) should be able to: * demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of current management issues and challenges in relation to education; * demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of various conceptual frameworks and theoretical perspectives presented in the course; * demonstrate an understanding and application of the latest research findings in the aspects of Educational Management studied; * demonstrate the capacity to understand and analyze advanced case studies of significant problems and issues experienced at senior levels in educational settings; * demonstrate a global perspective in tackling management issues in education; * demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles associated with leading educational organizations.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education (Educational Management) - Course-Based
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    460-618  Foundations of Educational Leadership
    The subject investigates conceptual frameworks that inform educational leadership including: Sergiovanni's five school leadership forces; Bolman and Deal's leadership frames; Robbins' organisational behaviour model, Drysdale, Gurr and ...     Semester 1     25

    Elective subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    481-803  Creating the Learning Organisation
    This subject provides an introduction to what is meant by a `learning organisation' and `organisational learning'. The term `learning organisation' has become increasingly popular in organisational theory and the management and change ...     Semester 2     25

    481-807  Human Resource Management in Education
    This subject examines the changing role, functions and activities of human resource management in an educational setting, and explores current issues, complexities and future challenges. Content areas include human resource policy and planning; job e...     Semester 2     25

    482-653  Project in School Leadership
    An integral part of the Master of School Leadership is meeting the individual needs of students. This subject is designed to facilitate this. It involves three options. Option One: InternshipStudents are placed for up to 80 hours in a successful scho...     Semester 2     25

    482-707  Leadership
    The starting point for this seminar is a review of theories in leadership. Several sources are provided for candidates who have not completed a masters or other post-graduate study in the field. More detailed attention is then given to current and em...     Semester 1     25

    482-805  Marketing in Education
    This subject explores the evolution and application of modern marketing as it applies to educational settings. Aspects such as the marketing concept, market orientation, marketing management, relationships marketing, services marketing, and marketing...     Semester 1     25

    482-809  Leading a Learning Community
    This subject examines the leadership necessary for developing a learning community. Candidates focus on topics and skills such as collaborative decision-making and problem solving; conflict management and negotiation; and team processes. Understandin...     Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    482-825  Assessment & Develop. of Administrators
    The subject examines the approach to staff assessment, selection and development using assessment centre methodology. Students learn the competencies necessary to become trained assessors in an assessment centre, and to apply these skills in that set...     Semester 2     25

    482-829  Personal and Interpersonal Processes
    This subject addresses development and understanding of self and others, interpersonal relationships, management of organisation and individual stress, conflict management and negotiation skills.     Summer     12.50

    460-617  Leading Educational Transformation
    This subject explores Educational Leadership, with a special focus on leadership for school and systemic transformation. Adopting Caldwell 's view, transformation is considered to be significant, systematic and sustained change that results in h...     Semester 2     25

    460-619  Professional Practice for School Change
    The subject is designed to extend participants' knowledge of educational leadership theory and practice through network based activities. This subject will be supported by a series of structured seminars that address key (a) systemic/community a...     Semester 1     12.50

    482-892  School Effectiveness and Improvement
    This subject focuses on the international research literature on educational effectiveness, improvement and quality assurance in education. Candidates review theoretical frameworks developed to account for recent findings in the field of school and t...     Summer     12.50

    482-891  Understanding H.R.M:People Leadership
    A study of human resource management policy and planning, current issues in human resource management in education, human resource functions and activities including job evaluation and selection, work design, staffing practices, working terms, condit...     Semester 1     12.50

    482-807  Curriculum Leadership and Management
    This subject focuses on the leadership and management competencies necessary to create an effective environment to enhance student learning and success. Topics include: teaching and learning methodologies, assessing student needs, staff development, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    482-625  Education Policy: International Study
    This subject involves travel to three nations, in order that groups of Masters students can visit and investigate three education systems outside Australia. There will be two main components involved in the international visits: 1) School/institution...     Semester 2     25

    482-681  Education Policy in Australia
    This subject examines the national context and range of approaches to post-compulsory education and training in Australia. Topics that provide background include trends in school completion and factors underlying retention, regional socio-economic di...     Semester 1     25

    482-647  Education Policy: Negotiated Project
    An individually negotiated project in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (for example, a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research or workplace project, or an approved relevant educational experience co...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

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