Issues in Educational Leadership (30 credits)
This module is designed to meet your varying needs. Such needs may have been identified prior to joining the course, through the process of self and organisational analysis, or through ongoing reflection on individual and organisational need throughout the course.
Practice-Based Inquiry (30 credits)
The content will involve you in active critical consideration of participating in and leadership of practitioner inquiry in relation to professional context mapping and workplace learning.
These processes will be achieved through:
- conceptualising different kinds of practitioner inquiry relevant to work-based understanding and development (purposes, processes, contexts, dilemmas, outcomes)
- examining a range of approaches to educational inquiry, with an emphasis on action research
- developing an inquiry into your professional context
Dissertation (60 credits)
This involves the researching and writing of a substantive piece of scholarship within the field of the course.
You will choose a topic in consultation with your course leader and an appropriate supervisor. The topic will normally be based on interests and skills you have developed in the course of the modules already studied.
Educational Leadership Policy and Practice (30 credits)
This module will look at:
- the history of educational leadership policy
- choice, markets, competition and the corporatisation of educational leadership
- leadership and enactment of educational policy in practice
- educational policy transfer and re-contextualisation (including policy borrowing)
- international perspectives in education policy
- reforming education, education policy development and the role of evidence
- critical policy analysis and educational leadership
Effective Leadership and Change in Education (30 credits)
This module will address the nature and practice of leadership in education. It will look at six themes:
- Concepts of leadership
- Leadership qualities, behaviours and competencies
- Power and authority
- Organisational cultures and distributed leadership
- Professional development
Leading Learning (30 credits)
The module will address the essential features of effective learning, as relevant to your sector by examining:
- the process of learning
- supporting learning (for example, through adults, peers and technology) both within and beyond the educational organisation
- an overview of approaches to improvement and raising achievement in educational organisations
- monitoring and evaluation of learning: the use of data, target-setting, monitoring
Understanding Individual and Organisational Development (30 credits)
This module will look at:
- the understanding of self-management
- competence and competency
- analysis of self in relation to national standards (for school leadership or as appropriate)
- self-development plans
- understanding the professional development of others in the team
- understanding the organisation and its context
- leading and managing change
You can view an example timetable, however this is subject to change year on year and your live timetable will be available via the various online timetable systems.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.