20 credits at level HE6
The purpose of this module is to enable course members to develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of organisational management as applied to the education sector. This will included acquiring and, where appropriate and relevant, applying knowledge of current management practice to practical management issues and problems.
History of organisational theory; organisational structures; culture in organisations; leadership styles, power and motivation; staff appraisal and assessment of performance; managing change; teams and team building; managing conflict / avoiding stress in organisations;
A ‘blended’ combination of styles and strategies will be used in this module, including: formal ‘key-note’ lectures including where appropriate and relevant ‘Powerpoint’ computer software presentations; full class and small group discussion / debate; small and large group (learner) centred activities and tasks; case study research; and, group presentations. Web-based platforms will be used for materials access and group interaction and support. In general, the intention is for sessions to be interactive where course members from diverse organisational / cultural backgrounds can share their experiences.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of educational management||Describe the relative merits and limitations of a range of relevant management theories|
|2.||Analyse and provide ‘solutions and recommendations’ to educational management issues||Analyse an appropriate management issue or problem and identify a possible ‘solution’.|
|3.||Identify and contextualise educational management problems||Critically evaluate possible solutions to management issues with reference to context and culture|
|4.||Carry out literature searches to provide reference material to support discussion||Use relevant management theory and current literature to aid discussion.|
|5.||Apply data analysis skills (graphs, tables, diagrams) e.g. SWOT Analysis.||Apply data analysis skills (graphs, tables, diagrams) to produce, for eg. a SWOT Analysis.|
|6.||Demonstrate problem-solving skills.||Use data, for eg. in SWOT analysis, to provide solutions to management problems.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 word Essay||Strategy Report|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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