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EDU8172 : Leadership and Strategic Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Lisa Ramshaw
  • Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module identifies the key role of leadership in developing effective educational institutions. Closely linked to this role is the need for a critical awareness of the leadership styles and approaches that are being adopted as a means by which one’s vision can be achieved. The module makes use of a collaborative groupwork approach that allows students to engage with leadership and management issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

Leadership versus management within different Educational models
Characteristics of effective leaders
Leadership styles and approaches
Team leadership and collaboration
Leading change and promoting high-performing organisations
The role of culture
Learner-centred leadership
Visioning and Strategy

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion138:3038:30N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities84:0032:00Not timetabled
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops72:3017:30Timetabled - in person
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity82:0016:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study196:0096:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time42:3010:00Timetabled – online
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module is to be taught as weekly workshop sessions. The materials for sessions will be on Canvas.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100One assignment of 4,000 words. This assignment involves two elements: 1. A concept map/model to demonstrate the relationship between two topics (1000 word equivalent); 2. Explanation and justification of your concept map/model (3000 words).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A 4,000 word assignment (+/-10%) assesses the student’s knowledge and understanding of the theories, current thinking and key issues as they relate to leadership and strategic management of educational institutions. In addition, the assignment explores the extent to which the student has a critical grasp of relevant research literature and knowledge of the policy framework that relates to educational institutions and their own practice/experience of leadership.
This assignment involves two elements:
A concept map/model to demonstrate the relationship between at least two topics selected from the 6 taught sessions in this module.
Explanation and justification of your concept map/model.
The word limit is 4000 words in total, however, the map/model is equivalent to 1000 words, allowing for a maximum of 3000 words of writing for the explanation and justification.

Reading Lists