Leadership Part 4

Summary: Changing Agendas in Leadership   In my last blog in this series, I  attempted to analyse the QRITC  institutional situation, showing how two issues of ‘Leadership and Management: Changing Agendas in Education’ can impact the effective delivery of quality contemporary commercial education. The issues I chose were: the debate between centralised and decentralised management forms (Smyth:1993:1)...

Leadership Part 3

Changing Agendas in Leadership The following essay represents an analysis of a current leadership issue in an organisational context, referencing appropriate literature. Glossary of Terms ARI – Australian Racing Industry QRI – Queensland Racing Industry QRITC – Queensland Racing Industry Training Centre SBM – Site – Based Management Introduction It would seem that economic rationalism...

Leadership Part 2

What is 21st Century Leadership? Many have attempted to define what leadership is. Galbraith for example:      “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” (Galbraith:1977b)...

International Education Part 3

Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) – some considerations “At the core of education, training and learning lays the education philosophy of the institution, which is then embedded within the curriculum – embedded within the design of the curriculum. Once the curriculum is designed, then the teaching program can be developed, and then the individual lesson plans...

International Education Part 2

International Learners Studying in Australia There is a growing number of Non – Native English (NNEs) speakers within the Australian Tertiary sector. Figures obtained from 3 Australian Tertiary Institutions shows an overall increase in the number of Non – Native English (NNEs) speakers studying within Australian over the past 10 years. The environs of the Australian...

International Education Part 1

Vocational Education provision to International students There is a growing number of Non – Native English (NNEs) speakers within the Australian post-compulsory education sector. Figures obtained from Australian Tertiary Institutions shows an overall increase in the number of Non – Native English (NNEs) speakers studying within Australian over the past 10 years with an expectation...

Leadership Part 1

Approaches to organisations The governing body of an organisation, from the initial decision to create an organisation, needs to consider and decide what the motivation to engage in one’s business activities is to be. This motivation usually fits under either a product or process approach. Product versus Process approach A product approach focuses on the outcomes...

E+L Session Plans Part 4

Education and Learning Session Plans (contd) There are many forms of Education & Learning Session Plans which I have discussed in E+L Session Plans Part 2. This blog continues the series. DLP’s Interpretive Education & Learning Session Plan What: This is a skeletal education & learning session plan, that outlines why the facilitator/instructor needs to cover...

E+L Session Plans Part 2

Education and Learning Session Plans (contd) There are many forms of Education & Learning Session Plans which I have discussed in E+L Session Plans Part 1. This blog continues the series. DLP Prescriptive Education & Learning Session Plan What: This is a somewhat fleshed out education & learning session plan, that outlines why the facilitator/instructor needs...

E+L Session Plans Part 1

Introduction I have engaged in education and learning practice for close to three (3) decades. I have been fortunate to have studied, facilitated and taught across eras, cultures, continents, industries and disciplines. As a result I have diverse experience, and most importantly I believe, perspective of education and learning. If you are relatively new to...

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