Required and recommended texts
Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F. & Shepherd, W. (2017). Leadership: Context and complexities in early childhood education (2nd Ed.). Oxford University Press.
A detailed reading list is also available on the unit iLearn site. Additional readings will be available on iLearn or the university library site.
Information about the unit iLearn site
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn.
During Session 1, 2021 all lectures will be pre-recorded and available via iLearn.
Students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit.
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials, including weekly lectures.
Various activities and materials for discussion and critical reflection are included and external students especially are encouraged to use this web component. Electronic links and suggested references will be included in the Resources section. Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
In addition to the weekly lectures, PowerPoint slides from each lecture will also be posted on iLearn.
Access and technical assistance
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/index.php. You will need to enter your student username and password.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions.
Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.
The unit consists of 10 weeks of classes which comprise a one hour lecture and a two hour tutorial each week (for internal students). In the tutorial students will discuss issues and questions arising from the lectures and prescribed readings. They are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from published research and other relevant material.
For external students, tutorial content will be covered at the On-Campus Sessions:
- Wednesday 7/4/21 9am - 3pm
- Thursday 8/4/21 9am - 3pm
Attendance at tutorial or on-campus classes is expected for all students. Students are also required to participate during tutorials and on-campus sessions. This participation may include small group activities, whole class discussion, reading the weekly material in advance, and completing brief tasks either as individuals or in pairs. Inadequate attendance or participation may lead to a failing grade for the unit.