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ZUG4047 - Supervision & Leadership

Undergraduate – Unit

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Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • Second Semester 2022 (Day)

30 Credits


  The module will equip students with knowledge and skill on concepts relevant to leadership and supervision in Child and Youth Care. Such concepts will include definitions, factors of leadership, supervision styles, theories of practice, keys to effective supervision and leadership, principles and methods of practice, attributes of a good leader and roles and responsibilities of supervision.


  • Demonstrate understanding of supervision and leadership concepts
  • Describe elements, methods and values of supervision
  • Describe the various roles in supervision
  • Explain the skills underlying supervision and leadership
  • Apply the Legitimate Leadership model to a case study
  • Provide a supportive argument for the role of supervision in the treatment of children
  • Apply research perspectives on leadership


Within semester/Formative assessment: 70%
Examination/Summative assessment: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.