Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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


In this unit, students are encouraged to reflect on their lives and contexts, to identify and evaluate dispositions, capabilities, roles, resources and goals in leading change for education for sustainability. Developing leadership for change around sustainability relies as much on leading systems and planning change as it does on developing a leader's self and other awareness and emotional preparedness. The unit introduces a variety of perspectives for developing self and other awareness. Instruments and practices, learning styles and profile instruments are used, along with a rigorous reflective practice regimen, to help students develop a leadership development plan. This knowledge is used to understand how to lead and engage others in ways that may produce enduring change.


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

  1. understand and critically evaluate paradigms of leadership development
  2. apply theoretical concepts and instruments to identify personal strengths of leaders
  3. engage in meaningful reflective practice about personal leadership
  4. articulate and plan personal leadership development in support of sustainability.


Visionary leader review (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Sustainability leadership plan (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per term comprising:

(a.) Study schedule for online students:

  • 24 hours of directed online activities per term

(d.) Additional requirements:

  • 120 hours of independent study per term

See also Unit timetable information


Two of EDF5580, EDF5581 or EDF5582