EDPROF 709 - Early Childhood Leadership

Course code
Early Childhood Leadership
Learning, Development and Professional Practice
Delivery modes
Course director

Maria Cooper

Course description

A practice-focused course that introduces leadership theory and research in order to examine leadership beliefs and attitudes. Will explore leadership in diverse early childhood services using problem-based methodology. Will develop and strengthen leadership practices to improve outcomes for children, families and whānau.

Course overview

This blended course with online and on campus days is suitable for early childhood teachers, leaders, and others who wish to broaden their understandings of educational leadership in the unique context of early childhood education. You will engage in a critical exploration of relevant leadership theory, research and concepts that take into account both the individual and collective, and include considerations for Māori and Pasifika perspectives. You will be encouraged to think critically about the enactment of leadership in practice, with a view to enhancing teaching, learning and care for children, families, teachers and leaders.

This course is a hybrid course, which means that the course is taught simultaneously in two modes of delivery. The first mode of delivery is a blended course: you will have some compulsory in-class sessions on the Epsom campus and complete the rest of the course online. The second mode of delivery is a fully online course: you will join the compulsory on-campus sessions remotely using a video-conference function, and complete the rest of the course online. When you enrol you will be able to select your choice of delivery mode.

Currently scheduled classes

2022 Online (Semester 2): Online course

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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

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