Summer 2023 - EDUC 376 D100
Introduction to Educational Leadership (3)
Class Number: 4405
Delivery Method: In Person
Students will explore leadership within education institutions, including both formal and informal leadership experiences. Students will explore perceptions of leadership with the goal of growing their leadership skills and capacity. Students will explore leadership theories and research with the goal of placing their own understanding of leadership within current paradigms. Students who have taken EDUC 392 ST-Leadership & EDUC may not take EDUC 376 for further credit.
In this course students will employ tools of critical theory and cognitive tools of imagination to gain a critical and imaginative perspective on educational leadership theory and practice. Through critical self-reflection, analysis of leadership theories, and exploration of personal experiences, examples of leadership issues, and current events, students will gain theoretical and practical understanding of educational leadership.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students in this course will
- critically examine a range of leadership theories and practices
- identify leadership theories and practices that support equity, diversity, and inclusion
- explore key features of Indigenous conceptions of leadership
- explore imagination’s roles in leadership processes and practices
- critically self-reflect on their personal leadership experiences, beliefs and values develop an awareness of their personal leadership approaches and preferences
- Weekly In-class Activities 15%
- Group Leadership Theory Presentation 15%
- Individual Critical Self-Reflection: Positionality, Purpose, Progress 35%
- Analytical Paper: Leadership (in)Action 35%
This is a highly interactive class. Attendance is required in all classes. Full weekly partication plus formal submissions.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Judson, G. & Dougherty, M. (Eds.) (2023). Cultivating imagination in leadership: Transforming schools and communities. Teachers’ College Press.
Paperback: ISBN: 9780807768044 / EBOOK: ISBN: 9780807781579
SELECT CHAPTERS FROM
Dugan, J. (2017). Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives. Wiley Professional Development (P&T).*Online access through SFU library
SELECT CHAPTERS FROM
Northouse, P. (201X). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (*Any edition is fine)
*Available ON RESERVE at SFU Surrey library.
+ Additional readings that will be available through SFU library
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.