Leading Learning through Advocacy

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

The role of advocacy and activism is increasingly regarded as central to educational leadership as a way to support equitable outcomes for young children and their families.

This Melbourne MicroCert explores contemporary debates on the topic and will equip you with an understanding of how advocacy and activism can support equitable educational outcomes for young children and families across a diverse range of early childhood communities and settings.

The course is led by experts from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and is part of the Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series, which focuses on enhancing the leadership qualities and practices of educational leaders and educators working in early childhood education and care.

Who is it for?

This MicroCert is for educational leaders and educators with a minimum of three years’ experience in early childhood sector wishing to aspire to lead teams or enhance their leadership skills to improve quality of learning and teaching within the sector.

Key topics

Research and policy-informed understandings of advocacy and activism
The link between advocacy and activism, and achieving equitable outcomes for young children and families
Case studies of advocacy efforts for young children and families
Key organisations that advocate with and on behalf of young children and families.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, you will have:

The leadership capacity to collaborate with stakeholders
The leadership capacity to be an advocate for children and families

Learning experience

Designed to coincide with the sector’s teaching terms, you will be introduced to learning material at targeted points during the learning period to build knowledge over time and provide ample opportunities to apply your newly acquired knowledge and practices.

In our innovative online environment, you will learn alongside other industry professionals and undertake guided learning, peer discussion and facilitated activities involving contributions from the industry, including policymakers, researchers and educational and pedagogical leaders. Learning includes videos, online reading tasks, independent study supported by interactive webinars and discussion board activities. Fully online delivery offers a convenient way to develop your skillset, from a location that suits you.

Pathways to further study

Artificial Intelligence and Women can be taken as a standalone Melbourne MicroCert, or you can complement it with any other Melbourne MicroCert in the Future of Women at Work series.

Leading Learning through Advocacy is designed to provide a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching. To use it in this way, you must complete all four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series, as each MicroCert is equivalent to one quarter of a standard subject, then apply for credit towards the qualification.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
750 for the entire course 10 Oct 2022 8 weeks
Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

You will need to have a minimum of three years’ experience in early childhood sector.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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