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


This unit explores leadership and the processes of change that are most effective in leading change for education for sustainability within educational and organisational contexts. Students explore leadership approaches to development programs that have successfully engaged with sustainability matters through the balancing of economic, environmental and societal concerns. Moving beyond 'greenwashing' in a system, this unit engages with the fundamental principles of triple bottom line reporting and the leadership required to enact enduring change around education for sustainability. Through critical insights, the processes of how to engage people in educational, community and organisational contexts to meet the challenge of education for sustainability are identified.


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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts of leadership within educational and organisational systems
  2. describe and evaluate processes that inspire and drive change
  3. evaluate education for sustainability initiatives for their capacity to secure change
  4. apply leadership and reflective skills to plan for change around sustainability in a context of relevance.


Leading change strategic plan part 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Leading change strategic plan part 2 (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