Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2015


This unit focuses on understanding the importance of leadership in relation to literacy. Students explore a range of ways in which they might develop their own leadership skills. In particular, the unit focuses on peer mentoring and coaching as effective methods to lead as literacy experts. It examines and critiques a range of initiatives and programs aimed at improving literacy. Finally, students explore how data can be used effectively to lead and inform the planning and implementation of new literacy initiatives.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand their own knowledge and skills in relationship to a range of different models of effective leadership
  2. explore and apply models of peer support such as mentoring and coaching
  3. explore and critique a range of literacy initiatives for their effectiveness in improving literacy outcomes
  4. examine the process and approach to evidence-based practice for strategic planning and leadership to improve literacy outcomes.


Reflective essay (2000 words, 50%)
Critique (individual or in pairs) (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study