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EDU8172 : Leadership and Strategic Management

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Lisa Ramshaw
  • Visiting Lecturer: Mr Lee Madderson, Dr Anna Reid
  • 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 creating the effective educational institution. Closely linked to this role is the need for a critical awareness of the strategic planning process as a means by which one’s vision can be achieved. The module makes use of a problem-based approach that allows students to engage with leadership and management issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

Manager or Leader?
Theories of Educational Leadership
The Effective/ high-performing School: Vision and Mission
Leadership Styles and Organisational Cultures
Change management
Focusing on the Learner Developing a Collaborative Culture Towards Strategic Management
Planning for the Future

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion134:0034:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities94:0036:00Not timetabled
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:305:00Timetabled – in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00Timetabled - 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 time22:004:00Timetabled – online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time22:305:00Timetabled – online
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module is to be taught either as blocks spread over the semester or as weekly lecture 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 at Level M written in-course
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 management and leadership and the 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.

Reading Lists