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Professional Certificate in Education Policy & Planning (PCEPP) - Courses

EDP01 Pacific Principles in Educational Leadership

Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Certificate in Education Policy and Planning
Semester 1:
Face to face at Laucala Campus                     Semester 2: Not offered

This module presents the latest research on educational leadership in the Pacific, with a focus on school leadership for improvement. Students will explore Pacific conceptualisations of leadership in an educational context, focusing on the values and philosophies that guide leadership practices in Pacific schools, including the Pacific Principles Framework. Students learn to create visions  for school improvement and processes for managing change in a school context. Students will explore the critical roles educational leaders play as instructional leaders and ways to support teacher development and improve student outcomes. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the diverse cultural and social relationships that are held by school administrators in unique island communities.

EDP02 Educational Policy Studies in the Pacific

Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Certificate in Education Policy and Planning
Semester 1:
Face to face at Laucala Campus                     Semester 2: Not offered

This module introduces students to Policy formulation drawing on international theories and current practices from regional Ministries of Education. The course will explore dialetical approaches to understanding educational policy frameworks used by national Ministries of Education. The module will include approaches to drafting a school policy, strategies for monitoring a school policy and implementing such a policy in a school context. The module will draw on examples from school policies around the region. The module will also highlight emerging policy frameworks evident around the region that are based on indigenous Pacific epistemologies.

EDP03 Educational Planning in the Pacific

Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Certificate in Education Policy and Planning
Semester 1:
Not offered                                 Semester 2: Face to face at Laucala

This module introduces students to the dimensions of educational planning at ministerial and education system wide level, drawing on examples of national education plans across the region. Through a case study approach, students will be encouraged to examine current processes for planning used by national ministries of education, including the use of EMIS and available data for formulating education plans.

EDP04 Financing Education in the Pacific

Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Certificate in Education Policy and Planning
Semester 1:
Not offered                                Semester 2:  Face to face at Laucala

This module provides students with knowledge necessary for successful planning and management of educational finances within a school system and an education system. Students will be presented with learning opportunities for refining their skills in managing finances, developing their competency in budgeting and allocating resources, and enriching their conceptual understanding of fiscal stewardship and responsibility. A particular emphasis is placed on managing and utilising statistical school data in supporting financial planning.


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