Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM3020
Module Title
Leading Organisational Change
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment A Patchwork Text  A patchwork text that explores the process of introducing/refining an aspect of leading organisational change. 4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment A Patchwork Text  A patchwork text that explores the process of introducing/refining an aspect of leading organisational change. 4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Critically examine the contribution of leadership to successful organisational change and improvement.

Evaluate key debates around theories of change and change management, at the school and system level.

Examine the leadership capabilities required to effectively lead and implement change at the school and system level.

Evaluate the internal and external factors, including policy imperatives, that affect any organisational change and improvement.

Critically compare and reflect upon different approaches to organisational change, nationally and internationally and apply them to the student’s own context.

Brief description

This module will focus on the processes and practicalities of leading organisational change at the school and system level. It will explore key debates around theories of change and change management in relation to organizational improvement. This module will prepare students to critically examine the contribution of leadership in times of organisational change and uncertainty. It will equip them with the leadership knowledge and understanding to effectively lead and implement change within their context. The module will compare different approaches to organisational change both nationally and internationally, and the policy imperatives that influence such changes.

Aims

This module aims to enable students to critically examine the contribution of leadership in times of organisational change and uncertainty, in order to equip them with the leadership capabilities to effectively lead and implement change within their own context.

Content

  • Exploration of the main theories of change and change management at the school and system level.
  • Examination of the international literature and the empirical evidence about the leadership of successful organisational change and organizational improvement
  • Exploration of the leadership capabilities, qualities and practices required to effectively lead and implement change at the school and system level.
  • Evaluation of the internal and external factors, including policy imperatives, that affect any organisational change at various levels.
  • Critical analysis of the different approaches to organisational change and how they might be used in the students own context.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
ontinue 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