Empowering Learners Through Social Justice Leadership
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- research and synthesise the perspectives and experiences of all people, especially marginalised learners, individuals, and communities
- develop a philosophy of educational leadership premised on theories and principles of social justice and identify goals and challenges for implementation
- appraise the value of social justice informed leadership for educational contexts, learners and their communities
- evaluate, revise and review examples of educational practice using a social justice lens
- Theories and principles of social justice
- What is empowerment through social justice?
- What is social justice leadership in education?
- Critically reflective learning
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject integrates a rich understanding of the significance of social justice in educational contexts. It envisions educators at all levels and across contexts as leaders and invites students to reflect on and evolve their philosophy of educational leadership. Through a series of case studies and engagement with social justice theory, students will gain a holistic understanding of the principles of social justice and the skills to recognise and apply them to local contexts. students will explore how educators can hear, recognise and uphold the voices, views and lived experiences of learners, especially marginalised people and communities. Students will engage reflexively with their practice and use theory and research to build an understanding of how to respond to learners, their families, and their communities in a manner consistent with social justice informed leadership. In the assessments, students will apply this knowledge to practical, authentic situations by evaluating and engaging with both their own experiences and resources provided throughout the subject. The subject design and content will reflect and model social justice principles. It will run as a series of integrated modules to give students agency and flexibility in how to engage in their own learning.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Research-based philosophy statement (50%)
- Review of a learning program (50%)