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ED50319: Leading and Managing Schools and Colleges

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To provide an overview of key concepts and issues connected with managing educational organisations in diverse contexts;
* To explore selected areas of management practice with reference to research, theory and professional experience;
* To foster students' critical reflection on the effectiveness and improvement of management practice in their experience.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit students will be able to:
* demonstrate understanding informed by research, theory and professional experience of the nature, scope and limits of educational management practice and its development within the wider policy context;
* analyse critically prescriptions for educational management practice and its development within the wider policy context;
* apply this understanding and critical analysis in reviewing management practice in their professional context and considering how it may be improved.

Key Skills
1. Make critical use of the literature of the field of Education (T/F/A).
2. Make critical use of professional experience in the field of Education (T/F/A).
4. Analyse, interpret and critique findings and arguments (T/F/A).
6. Draw appropriate conclusions from and education research study, taking account of its strengths and limitations (T/F/A).
9. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems (T/F/).
10. Evaluate research and variety of types of information and evidence critically, also making informed judgements in the absence of complete data (T/F/A)
11. Initiate change in practice appropriately (F).
12. Contribute to professional debate in the field of education (F).
13. Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level (F).
14. Communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences (T/F).
15. Evaluate their own academic and professional performance (T/F/A).
16. Manage change effectively and respond to changing demands (T/F/A).
17. Manage time, prioritise workloads and recognise and manage personal emotions and stress (T/F/A).
18. Develop new or higher level skill, for example in information technology (T/A).

To achieve the aims stated above, students will be supported in learning how critically to engage with relevant literature and to use it to inform the evaluatory analysis of their own experience of management. It is anticipated that topics will include:
* mapping the field of educational management practice and enquiry
* theoretical perspectives on management
* the impact of context on management practice
* individual approaches to leadership
* management teams and teamwork
* managing the core educational activity
* creating conditions for the core educational activity
* evaluating educational management practice and research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED50319 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • THED-APM41 : MA Education (Educational Leadership and Management)

ED50319 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Education