Professional Enquiry: Taking Action And Making An Intervention EDUC3021

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Investigation and development of awareness into the leadership and management styles required to lead a team of practitioners.


3 full day inputs from 9am - 3.30pm

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



The assignment will be in three parts.

Part 1: Will require students to present an account of a critical incident related to leadership (including theories of leadership) in their workplace (which could utilising a ppt, poster, visual representation) (750 words +/- 10%) 30%


The student will report on the project including such aspects of: forming the team, the change process, their reflection on the critical incident, their leadership style. Students should consider their use of shared/distributed leadership and its impact on the development of the project. (1250 words +/- 10%) 50%


The third part of the assignment should be a reflective commentary on the candidate's own professional development during the implementation of the project within the childhood practice setting, with a particular focus on their leadership development. (500 words +/- 10%) 20%


Students are required to successfully complete two sections of this assignment.

Course Aims

The course aims to:

explore and use a range of strategies to support setting evaluation and improvement

through critical reflection develop skills and strategies which support self-improvement as a manager.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of change.


Link theories of change to the practicalities of implementing change within a setting.

Demonstrate an understanding of distributive or shared leadership and show evidence of utilising this approach to leadership in the setting


Identify a critical incident during the implementation of the project. Be able to articulate relevant issues related to leadership, providing an indication of the strategies used to ameliorate the effects of the implementation dip (Fullan, 2007)

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

At least 66% attendance. Students must attend the equivalent of 2 full days of input out of 3.
Participation in formative assessment task.

Submission of summative assessment task.

Students must pass two out of the three assessment elements to obtain a pass grade.