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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus block of classes)
Singapore Term 2 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr N Allix (Singapore); Dr D De Zilwa (On-campus & DE)


Definitions of leadership and models of organisational leadership. Topics include: leadership formation and leadership as a career; the values and styles of leaders; organisational vision and mission statements; the identities of leaders; succession, selection and induction processes; heroic and post-heroic models of leadership, including distributed leadership; leadership standards.


Upon completion of this unit students can be expected to have:

  • a better understanding of the nature of leadership as a context-bound, attributed status; leadership as a socially and institutionally constructed phenomenon;
  • the typical means by which leaders learn and acquire their leadership and construct career trajectories;
  • current issues, topics and recent trends in leadership theory and practice, particularly as these apply in a variety of policy contexts, educational and non-educational settings; and
  • the demands confronting all types of leaders in a variety of contexts and workplaces.


2 Essays (2 x 4000 words each): 50% each - totalling 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Deanne De Zilwa

Contact hours

3 hours per week