Details for Leadership and Management
Focusing on understanding the nature and representation of leadership and management in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), international and national contexts are explored comprising theory and practice.
This subject is to be taken in conjunction with EXP214 Professional Experience 4 so that Teacher Education Students (TES) have practical experience in the application of the leadership tasks in an early childhood context.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: EDU315
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Philip Fitzsimmons
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering Leadership and Management
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Bachelor of Arts (Education Studies)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
- Associate Degree in Education Studies
- Diploma of Education Studies
Focusing on understanding the nature and representation of leadership and management in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), international and national contexts are explored comprising theory and practice. Emphasis is given to the exploration of a range of approaches to effective leadership and management practice within the current Early Childhood legislative context to provide the skills and knowledge required of contemporary early childhood practitioners. Leadership roles and responsibilities in ECEC are examined through exploration of ethical approaches to leadership, regulatory requirements, advocacy, pedagogical leadership, and partnerships with families and communities. Research and reflective practice is examined in building a strong culture of professional inquiry.
This subject is to be taken in conjunction with EXP214 Professional Experience 4 so that Teacher Education Students (TES) have practical experience in the application of the leadership tasks in an early childhood context. The PEX and this subject provide TES with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully work in a variety of leadership and managerial positions within Early Childhood Education and Care.
- Analyse the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities required for leadership and management in ECEC;
- Appraise theories and models of leadership appropriate to the ECEC context with critical reflection to generate, evaluate and transform professionally oriented knowledge and practice;
- Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
- Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in early childhood setting contexts from a Christian or alternate context.
- Socio-cultural, historical, and legal context of ECEC
- National Quality Framework
- Management vs Leadership
- Leadership theories
- Management and Leadership structures in ECEC settings
- Knowledge, skills and dispositions for future managers and leaders of ECEC settings
- Leading through Partnerships
- Theoretical, Pedagogical and Philosophical Approaches in ECEC
- Professional and Ethical Practice in ECEC
- Research Methodologies and Development
- Leading through Quality Improvement
- Leading through Advocacy
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Face to face (onsite)
- eLearning (online)
Note: This subject involves mandatory professional experience EXP214 Professional Experience in an early childhood service
- Minor Essay (20%)
- Critical Reflection (30%)
- PEX (50%)
- References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.
Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references