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Participants will explore national and global policy agendas on partnership in order to understand the role of leadership in creating and extending practice beyond organisational boundaries. Opportunities and challenges for, and consequences of, collaborative practices will be examined through policy, research and scholarly lenses and applied to participants' work contexts. The dynamic between networking and learning will be foregrounded to support the potential of multi-agency learning communities.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: articulate policy agendas around networking, collaboration and partnership; demonstrate understanding of bi-cultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand cultivate collective leadership beyond organizational boundaries identify the characteristics of effective learning communities lead a process to establish networks for collective improvement formulate an action plan for sustaining partnership
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Subject to approval from the Head of Department.
There will be three assessments for this course:1. Essay: Choose one national policy and justify local level processes and stakeholders for an improvement agenda. Interrogate theories of collaboration, community building and participation to inform a workplace review of partnership processes for improvement (45%) Or Choose a research report which takes a national policy to the local level. Critique it for its principles and practices of collaboration, community building and partnership to enhance innovation and the achievement of multi-organizational strategies (45%) (LO 1, 2, 4)2. Action plan: Use the review or critique to inform the development of a collaborative action plan which applies the theories of collaboration and partnership to practice. The plan must identify and articulate specific leadership principles and processes to ensure collaborative practices are established and maintained (45%) (LO 3, 5 6)3. Online forum participation: (10%)
Preedy, Margaret. et al;
Educational leadership : context, strategy and collaboration;
SAGE ;Open University, 2012.
Domestic fee $1,811.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership.