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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Rennie


Only offered to Cohorts.
This unit is based on the premises inherent in the Effective Schools Model and the Developmental framework for school Leadership. It will offer participants strategies to provide effective literacy leadership in their schools. Participants will develop the skills and confidence to plan, implement and evaluate whole school literacy initiatives aimed at improving student outcomes and school performance.


  1. Explore the Effective Schools Model and Developmental Framework for School Leadership
  2. Appraise their leadership potential and capacity through iLead
  3. Explore and apply models of peer support such as coaching
  4. Examine the process and approach to evidence based practice for strategic planning and leadership to improve student literacy outcomes.
  5. Develop a familiarity and working knowledge of a range of diagnostic instruments and other data eg NAPLAN to assist school assessment and reports to parents and students on progress and strategic targets
  6. Learn to set targets and sensible and effective goals to improve student literacy outcomes
  7. Learn how to develop a community of literacy educators including teachers, parents, students and community with a common vision
  8. Develop an understanding of the departmental requirements for strategic planning, in particular literacy, including their design, implementation and ongoing evaluation
  9. Understand the links between strategic planning, professional development and resourcing


1. Individual research report - Critical reflection of their current and potential leadership capacity - 40% (4000 words); and 2. A synthesis and critical analysis of current systemic literacy assessment tools that support strategic planning and literacy reform - 60% (4000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jennifer Rennie

Contact hours

Workload requirement: 24hours per week