|Semester 1 Credit Value:||40|
This module is offered to students with a current role in leading or managing others in education, or with an interest or aspiration in this area. The aim is to improve individual and organisational practice in leading and managing people. It will enable students:
• To develop knowledge and skills in leading and managing people in educational settings
• To conduct small-scale investigations into leadership and management practices
• To be familiar with a range of research methods and be able to evaluate their appropriateness
• To promote critical engagement with research and evidence as an integral part of professional development
Leading and managing staff is an important and challenging role in education. This module is designed to deepen students’ knowledge of staff leadership and management issues within a specific work context. Using a workshop approach, human resource management and related leadership theory will be used to underpin the students’ design of a small-scale investigation at their own place of work, or within the University, to enable them to understand and improve leadership practice. Research methodologies will be introduced and discussed, to enable appropriate research design.
Day 1: What do we know about leading and managing people?
Introduction to the module. Theories of human resource management, including staff recruitment and induction, monitoring and performance management of staff, staff motivation, team leadership, leadership of staff in a range of roles, leadership of staff in curriculum development.
Identification of topics for investigation. For full-time students, this could involve an investigation carried out with students or staff in ECLS. Introduction to research methodology.
Day 2: Developing the investigation
Further theory input, discussion and workshop exercises on the themes outlined above.
Presenting your enquiry
Twilight session: Presenting your enquiry
Informal presentation to the group of your findings.
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||3:00||3:00||3:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||2:00||12:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||80:00||80:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||304:00||304:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||1||1:00||1:00||1:00||Tutorial|
The initial lecture / workshop provides the students with background theory, both of leadership and management issues, and of research methodology. Students are guided as to further reading to support their investigation, and have support in research design. The individual tutorial serves to finalise the research design, and supplementary support is offered through email and through Blackboard. The second lecture / workshop offers further presentation and discussion of theory, focused upon the chosen areas of investigation. It also offers tuition on research analysis and presentation. In the seminar session, students present and discuss the outcomes of their investigation: they then have a further period of at least a month in which to write their portfolio.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Portfolio includes a literature review to support the investigation, a rationale for the methodology, a report of the investigation and a reflective commentary grounded.
The report of the small-scale leadership-focused investigation will demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate small-scale research with academic rigour and the commentary will emphasise the implications for professional development.