TE7041 - Educational Leadership and Management

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What will I learn on this module?

This module considers what constitutes effective management and leadership within the national and cultural context of the UK educational system with reference to the cultural contexts of other educational systems. Students will explore theories and models of educational management and leadership and will apply these to critiques of examples of educational practice re management and leadership drawn from their own experiences and from current research.

How will I learn on this module?

A ‘research rich’ learning approach will enable you to build on you previous higher education experiences as an active inquirer and participant in your own learning. This will be at the heart of the teaching and learning strategy for this module. In order to maximise the learning in this module sessions will include a mix of formal lectures, seminars and group work. The e-learning portal will provide additional learning support and enable communication between students and staff.

Students will be encouraged to engage with current research in this field through the critical evaluation of research papers that will then be further explored within seminars.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your main form of academic support for each module is provided by the module leader and other members of the module team. The module leader will ensures that you receive clear guidance about the module learning outcomes and how you will be assessed against these. They will also guide through exercises during the timetabled sessions, and ensure that both individual and group tutorial time is identified during the module. The University’s eLearning Portal will offer remote access to materials and aids for reinforcing your learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will develop a critical understanding of what is involved in the improvement of schools or other educational establishments, in relation to cultural context and priorities.
2. You will explore the role of educational vision in effective strategic leadership and management.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. You will critically reflect upon models of leadership and management
4. You will critically evaluate the ways in which leadership behaviours impact on the climate for learning.
5. Identify and critically evaluate management and leadership research methods
6. Identify and critically evaluate management and leadership approaches to the structural issues within educational establishments

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
7. You will consider the significance of personal skills in effective leadership and management

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
Formative feedback will be given to students following individual presentations focussed upon a key issue in the field of leadership and management
MLOs: KU1 & 2; IPSA 5 & 6; PVA7


Summative assessment:
A 4,500 word assignment focussing upon an aspect of effective leadership and management in an educational setting.
MLOs KU 1 & 2; IPSA 3-6; PVA7

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module considers what constitutes effective management and leadership within the national and cultural context of the UK educational system with reference to the cultural contexts of other education systems. You will explore theories and models of educational management and leadership and will apply these to critiques of examples of educational practice re-management and leadership drawn from their own experiences and from current research.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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