EDU8172 : Leadership and Strategic Management

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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 School
Leadership Sytles and Organisational Cultures
Vision and the Effective School
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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture36:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity120:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1122:00122:00N/A
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 Blackboard.

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 3,500 - 4,000 words at Level M written in-course
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The use of a 3,500 - 4,000 word assignment can be used to assess 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 will explore 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.

Reading Lists