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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Sarah McDonald



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


In this unit students will build on the work of Leadership for Social Change 1. Students will compare and contrast a range of solutions to global challenges in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focusing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts. They will develop the skills necessary to critically engage with a range of sources that theorise and reflect on leadership, drawing on a variety of disciplinary approaches. In the workshops students will be encouraged reflect on, then critically engage with, specific examples of successful social change.


  1. Students gain critical knowledge of a range of solutions to global challenges.
  2. Students learn to identify and critique specific disciplinary approaches.
  3. Students develop skills in adopting and adapting strategies for ongoing, effective critical reading of academic work.
  4. Students build on and further develop skills in collaborative and independent research.
  5. Students build on and further develop skills in written and oral communication.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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