Educational Leadership (2023)
This subject focuses on critical inquiry into the skills and knowledge needed by educational leaders to provide high quality and socially just education experiences and opportunities. Study in this field examines the personal, contextual, political, cultural, and economic influences which shape the work of educational leaders in a range of settings.
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- Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdLeadership)
- Prescriptions for the PGDip(EdLeadership)
- Prescriptions for the MEdLeadership
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdLeadership)
The qualification regulations define the Postgraduate Certificate. Students must take 60 points from the subject of Educational Leadership. Within the Postgraduate Certificate a specialisation is available in Coaching and Mentoring, which requires EDLED503 and EDLED506.
Prescriptions for the PGDip(EdLeadership)
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including EDLED501, EDLED502, and at least a further 30 points from the Educational Leadership subject. 30 points may be taken from another Postgraduate Diploma subject.
Prescriptions for the MEdLeadership
To complete the Master of Educational Leadership, students must take 180 points at 500 level, including EDLED501, EDLED502, and one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 points.
Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Educational Leadership.
Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the Educational Leadership subject, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDLED501 Educational Leadership: Concepts, Theory and Practice 30.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Online) Leading in educational contexts can be a challenging and complex undertaking. This paper introduces students to foundational theoretical and practical concepts of educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. Students are supported to critically examine their own leadership beliefs and experiences and explore ... EDLED502 Educational Leadership: Organisational Change and Development 30.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Online) This paper explores theories and practices of organisational development, culture and change in educational settings. The nature and characteristics of effective professional communities and the central role of leaders in educational improvement and innovation are key areas of investigation. Participants will engage with and critiq... EDLED503 Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring 30.0 23A (Block) & 23B (Block - Tauranga) This paper critically examines theories and models of continuing leadership development through mentoring and coaching. It focuses on the importance of critical reflection on practice, the change process through adult learning theory, and the leadership capacity building that is so important in educational settings. Participants wi... EDLED504 Educational Leadership: Inquiry in Organisations and Communities 30.0 23B (Block) This paper critically examines the contextual and relational nature of educational leadership in learning organisations and communities. Through examining and employing fundamental principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) - a strength-based approach to purposeful organisational change, participants will interrogate their leadership ... EDLED505 Educational Leadership: Leading for Social Change 30.0 23A (Online) This paper draws on research and theory from New Zealand and global contexts to critically examine leadership practices related to issues of social justice in education. This paper provides opportunities to engage in current debates related to equity, access, fairness, agency and success in education and offers a framework for rais... EDLED507 Educational Leadership: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives 30.0 23B (Block) With the rapidly changing nature of the New Zealand educational landscape, opportunities for educational leaders to critically examine current issues of importance and interest in a timely manner are essential. As such, the topic of this paper is co-constructed within the professional learning community of educational leaders in or... EDLED510 Capstone: Application to Professional Practice 15.0 23X (Block) In this capstone paper, students synthesise, reflect on, and apply the conceptual and practical knowledge gained throughout the MEdM degree to a significant contemporary and/or anticipated future issue of practice in their current educational setting. EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories 30.0 23X (Block - Tauranga) Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge. EDUCA557 Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods 30.0 23A (Online), 23B (Online) & 23H (Block) This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research. EDUCA590 Directed Study 30.0 23I (Hamilton) & 23I (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. EDUCA592 Dissertation 60.0 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EDUCA593 Education Thesis 90.0 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research 30.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts. MAOED523 Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses 30.0 23X (Block - Tauranga) This paper examines the historical and contemporary politics and practices that have contributed to the current education disparities that affect Maori people in particular, but also the wider fabric of New Zealand society. The paper then considers historical and contemporary policies developed to address these disparities and a nu...
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 May 2023 12:20pm