EDEM670-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Leadership as Partnering: Moving Beyond Boundaries

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


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.

In the 21st century, incentives to collaborate have become increasing evident in social policy contexts, including in education.  In this course, we explore why this is the case and how theory can help us to understand how to ensure our collaborations can make a real difference.  Participants will gain a strong understanding of the impact of globalisation on local practice and why collaboration is offered up as a solution to complex problems of practice.  The challenges of collaborative practice will be explored through research and theory. In the second half of the course, the role of, and approaches to, learning and leadership in creating and sustaining practice that reaches beyond organisational boundaries will be explored, and applied to participant’s professional contexts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. articulate policy agendas around networking, collaboration and partnership;
2. demonstrate understanding of bi-cultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand
3. cultivate collective leadership beyond organizational boundaries
4. identify the characteristics of effective learning communities
5. articulate a process to build capacity for organisational learning
6. formulate action plans for sustaining partnership through learning


Subject to approval from the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annelies Kamp


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum discussions 10% You are required to submit five forum postings related to the readings for the course during semester. These should be around 250 words in length and must specifically identify and engage with one of the readings from the course.
Essay 06 Sep 2022 45% Choose ONE of two topics. Word limit, 3,500 words Due 11pm Tuesday 6th September 2022
Learning organisation assessment, and analytical essay 18 Oct 2022 45% Word limit: 2.500 words Due 11pm Tuesday 18 October 2022

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,937.00

* 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.

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