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EDU8230 : Investigating Leadership and Technology for Learning and Teaching (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr James Stanfield
  • Lecturer: Mr Lee Madderson
  • Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0


The main aims and purpose of this module are:

• To critically review the theoretical and contemporary debates and practices surrounding educational leadership and technology enhanced learning.

• To develop criticality towards educational leadership and technology enhanced learning theory and published research.

• To develop a critical approach to analyzing the impact of leadership and technology in education.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Module Introduction, Blogging & Privacy.
2. Aspects of Educational Leadership.
3. Theoretical Perspectives.
4. Critically Reviewing the Literature.
5. Aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning.
6. Theoretical Perspectives.
7. Critically Reviewing the Literature.
8. Common issues and challenges.
9. Module Conclusion and Lessons Learnt.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials114:0044:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion178:0078:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities94:0036:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops64:0024:00Present in Person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops92:0018:00Synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1200:00200:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Online lectures and seminar discussions will be combined with a variety of different online learning activities. Students will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts, opinions and reflections both in class and online via their own personal blog. Personal blogs are also used by the lecturer throughout the module to provide students with formative feedback.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M504,000 word literature review
Reflective log2M502,000 word reflective blogging
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Reflective blogs – Reflective blogs are written from the student’s own perspective and students will have the opportunity to describe and reflect on their own experiences of leadership and technology, linking these experiences to the relevant literature. This linking of personal experiences with the relevant literature helps to create a link between their studies and the real world. The word count is only 2,000 words because student blogs are expected to be precise, concise and to the point.

Literature review – writing a literature assesses students’ ability to critically engage with the current literature in a particular field – an essential skill required to carry out further research in these areas.

Reading Lists