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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Having a strong evidence base to draw from can help you become a better leader.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for early childhood educators seeking the skills and strategies to take on leadership roles within the sector or enhance their existing leadership capabilities.

Gain a research-backed understanding of leadership best practices

Evaluate theoretical and research-informed perspectives of leadership in early childhood education and care settings, and how these can be used to best support your staff.

Explore theories and models that enhance teaching

Review contemporary research, theories and models that address the role of educational leadership. Explore ethics of care, Indigenous worldviews, social constructivism and change management theories.

Drive better child learning and development outcomes

Evaluate how educational leaders can support and guide teachers across a diverse range of early childhood education contexts and settings. Consider how this evidence can help teachers improve educational practices and drive better child learning and development outcomes.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Associate Professor Jane Page OAM

Associate Professor; Senior Researcher, REEaCh Hub

Jane has 30 years' experience in early childhood as a teacher, director and in academia. She has worked on and led numerous projects with state and local governments and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) such as the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership's Leading Learning in Early Childhood Settings program; and projects concerning quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable children in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series

This series is designed for early childhood educators and educational leaders who want to enhance leadership qualities and practices. You'll gain practical insights that can help you drive better learning outcomes for children and better support and lead staff.

It offers a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Leading Learning: Contemporary Theories as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$750.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Jul 16, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Leading Learning: Contemporary Theories, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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17 July – 12 September 2023

Registration closes Jul 16, 2023

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