Endorsed by SACE for 15 CPTD points
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What this course is about
This course on Leadership and Management prepares new school leaders for leadership and management roles. The course will give teachers an insight into the role of leadership within the school context, and help them to learn the skills and knowledge they need to add value to their new roles. The course explains the concept of leadership as well as analyses and compares leadership theories. Teachers will learn how to apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in the workplace and analyse their own leadership styles and build on them.
The section on management differentiates between leadership and management and describes the management activities involved in running a school. It also explains the basic activities involved in the management process and the main tasks required of managers.
New school leaders and managers from all phases will benefit from this course.
This course will be useful to school leaders and aspiring school leaders. It will enable them to gain insight into the role of leadership within a work context, and thus provide them with the skills and knowledge to add value to their jobs. This course will also provide value to members of School Management Boards and District Officers.
Who should be doing this course?
All school leaders and aspiring school leaders who want to develop leadership and management skills.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Gain insight into the role of leadership within a work context, and thus
Learn skills and knowledge to add value to your job
Explain the concept of leadership
Analyse and compare leadership theories
Apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context
Learn the different definitions of leadership
Differentiate between leadership and management
Describe the management activities involved in running a successful business
Explain the basic activities involved in the management process
Identify and explain the main tasks required of managers
Apply the decision making process to make a management decision
Analyse the application of the general management functions in a selected unit
Learn and apply leadership and management skills
Learn about the other management roles of trust, communication etc.
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study at your own pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on chapters and video clips to watch. Short multiple choice questions after chapters test understanding and possible application of knowledge. You can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!