EDEM668-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

The Learning Leader

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Participants will critically examine leadership theories in the research literature in order to justify their own approaches to leadership practice including the key features of Maori and Pasifika leadership practice. The course includes strategies for identifying learning needs as a leader and how to help others see potential for engaging in leadership work.

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Testimonials From Past Students

“The feedback on our work was thorough, constructive and helpful” (2023 student)

"I had no prior academic learning in this course but I found the topic areas to be stimulating and useful for my career” (2019 student)

“The lecturer is very passionate about leadership for learning and this came across in the way she has set up the course and supports her students to learn and achieve well” (2019 student)

“It was clear to me as I went through this course how well the sequence of learning had been put together to build the learning and encourage the personalization of the learning” (2018 student)

“Written feedback was extremely helpful in guiding future essay improvement. I have never had this level of feedback! Gold medal! (2018 student)

“Material relevant, well ordered and topics flowed well to support learning” (2018 student)

“Really enjoyed the readings in my first foray into leadership learning at this level” (2017 student)

“Well balanced and like the breakdown of weekly expectations on the LEARN site” (2017 student)

“As a ‘first time returning student’ this course was a great start and I would recommend it to others in my situation” (2017 student)

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Articulate the qualities/ characteristics of leaders of learning including the key features of Maori and Pasifika leadership practice.
  • Identify personal strengths and set goals for further development as a leader.
  • use and justify a selected theoretical framework from a nominated journal article to critique the leadership practice of a particular case.
  • Develop strategies with course members for supporting and growing the leadership capacity of other staff.


Subject to approval from the Head of Department.


EDEM634, EDEM639

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Susan Lovett


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1: Essay and self-assessment of leadership learning 08 Apr 2024 45% An essay exploring the rationale and scope of leadership learning (for a particular type of leader or educational leaders in general) accompanied by the completion of a self-assessment leadership heuristic tool which includes an analysis of your professional leadership learning, past, current and future.
Assignment 2: Critique of a case study leader from a book chapter or journal article 27 May 2024 45% Critique a case study of a leader enhancing learning from a journal article or book chapter. The critique is made using one of the approved frameworks for assessing the connection between leadership and learning in the course materials.
Online Forum participation 10% Two assessed online forums with response to readings/video stimulus material

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All EDEM668 Occurrences

  • EDEM668-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)