EDEM670-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)

Leadership as Partnering: Moving Beyond Boundaries

30 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


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.

Learning Outcomes

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


Subject to approval from the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annelies Kamp


There are three assessment tasks for this course.  See the following pages for the detailed
requirements on Assignment One and Two:

1. Essay.  Chose ONE of two topics:

Topic a: an essay that considers a national policy for improvement in education (or
other social policy context) at the level of the local.  You are required to interrogate
the policy through the four topic areas in the course.  (46%)


Topic b: an essay that critiques published research on a national policy for
improvement in education (or other social policy context).  Undertake a critical
analysis of the publication to identify the principles of partnering which are reported,
or not, and their potential to enhance innovation, learning and the achievement of
multi-stakeholder strategies. (46%).
Word limit, 3,500 words (not including references (LO1, 2, 4)

Due date: Monday 27 August 2018 @5pm via LEARN

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 an aspect of
your practice. The plan must identify and articulate specific leadership principles and
processes to ensure collaborative practices are established and maintained (46%) (LO
3, 5 6)
Word limit: 3,500 words (not including appendices or references)

Due date: Tuesday 23 October 2018 @ 5pm via LEARN

3. You are required to submit at least four forum postings related to the readings for the
course.  These should be around 100-200 words in length and must specifically
identify and engage with one of the readings from each topic of the course.  Each
topic has a forum for you to contribute your reflections on one reading from the topic
resources.   You are encouraged to all respond to the posts of others, particularly
where they are posing a question regarding their interpretation of a given reading or
its value in thinking about the limits and possibilities of partnership and collaboration
(8%) (LO1,2,3,4,5).   The 8% grade will be awarded on the basis of 2% for each of
four postings, against a banded assessment (0 = uncompleted, 1 = completed, 2 =
completed with critical engagement).

Assessment Task One: Essay
Word limit: 3,500 words
Due date: Monday 27 August, 2018 @ 5pm via LEARN


Recommended Reading

Preedy, Margaret. et al; Educational leadership : context, strategy and collaboration; SAGE ;Open University, 2012.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,811.00

* 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.

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