Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM2620
Module Title
Leading and Managing Education Professionals
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Reflective Academic Response  4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Reflective Academic Response  4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify the models, approaches and practices required to lead and manage education professionals.

Evaluate theories of collaborative and distributed leadership and how they frame the effective leadership of professional learning.

Critically evaluate the practices associated with leading and managing education professionals effectively in different education settings.

Critically evaluate the international evidence concerning system leadership, middle leadership, curriculum leadership, teacher leadership and leading professional learning.

Critically explore relationship between local/national policy imperatives and the practice of leading and managing others.

Brief description

This module focuses on the models, approaches and practices required to effectively lead and manage education professionals. It explores the practices associated with leading and managing education professionals, in different education settings, by drawing explicitly upon the international evidence bases concerning system leadership, middle leadership, curriculum leadership, teacher leadership and leading professional learning. The module will consider theories of collaborative and distributed leadership in relation to leading and managing other professionals. It will also consider the relationship between local and national policy imperatives and the practice of leading and managing education professionals, particularly in relation to the realisation of system leadership in different countries and contexts.

Aims

Exploration of the models, approaches and practices required to lead and manage education professionals.

Evaluation of the practices associated with effectively leading and managing professionals in different education settings.

Examination of the international evidence bases concerning system leadership, middle leadership, curriculum leadership, teacher leadership and leading professional learning.

Exploration of the relationship between local and national policy imperatives and the practice of leading and managing others.

Content

The module content will cover the approaches and practices required to lead and manage education professionals within different settings and contexts. It will focus on the practices associated with leading and managing education professionals effectively in different education settings. The module will explore theories of collaborative and distributed leadership and examine how they frame the effective leadership of professional learning. The module will cover the international evidence base concerning system leadership, middle leadership, curriculum leadership, teacher leadership and leading professional learning. The module will focus particularly on the theories of collaborative and distributed leadership to explore ways of leading and managing others productively and effectively. The model will also look at the broader policy influences on those leading and managing others in different education settings by taking a critical and comparative perspective.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level. All module content is intended to challenge students to reconsider what they think they know, to adopt critical mindsets and to be ready to adapt what they do, in light of the new knowledge and understanding they encounter during the module.
Conceptual understanding that enables the student: - to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline - to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new. hypotheses.
A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice. Students will be assessed for their knowledge and critical awareness relating to the module topic. All students will be expected to relate this to their own practice.
Typically, holders of the qualification will be able to: Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
And holders will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility - decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations - the independent learning ability required
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7