Leading A Project:Teacher Leadership 3 EDUC5120P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The main focus of this course is to enable participants to lead a small-scale collaborative project successfully, in accordance with sound educational values, using appropriate knowledge and understanding and professional abilities.



Requirements of Entry

■ 1st degree

■ Teaching Qualification

■ GTCs Full Registration

■ Access to a suitable work environment

■ Minimum of three years teaching

■ Completion of :

■ Developing as a leader: Teacher Leadership 1

■ Working Collaboratively: Teacher Leadership 2

Excluded Courses



■ Developing as a leader: Teacher Leadership 1

■ Working Collaboratively: Teacher Leadership 2


Assessment will consist of two components:

1. A project proposal which outlines a plan for developing a small scale project with a clear rationale, clear aims, implementation strategies, success criteria and detail the proposed monitoring and evaluative strategies. The length of the proposal will be 1000 words +/- 10%.

1. A reflective project report that includes a discussion of how the project was implemented, monitored and evaluated along with supportive illustrative evidence and an explanatory narrative. It will also contain reflective discussion on the development of the participant's developed knowledge and understanding of leadership and a review of the participant's leadership skills. The length of the report will be 3000 words +/- 10%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To plan, conduct and evaluate a small scale project in school.

To critically review development as a teacher leader.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding :

■ outline the nature of teacher leadership in project management;

■ define the nature teacher leadership in a change context;

■ articulate the importance of motivation and teacher development;

■ describe the role of critical reflection and professional development in leadership;

■ articulate the significance of leadership in developing initiatives.


Skills and other attributes in:

Subject-specific/practical skills

■ initiate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a small scale project;

■ identify and justify decisions taken in relation to managing and leading a small scale project;

■ make an effective contribution to the development of the school as a learning community;

■ build and develop their leadership skills;

■ evaluate their own effectiveness within a given range of tasks and skills;


Intellectual skills

■ design and write project plans and evaluation reports

■ design and conduct evaluation

■ use reading to inform practice, decisions and reflection.


Transferable/key skills

■ Communication skills

■ Planning skills with self evaluation and reflection

■ Decision making skills

■ Critical evaluation

■ Self management skills

■ Problem solving

■ The ability to empathise with others

The ability to create, maintain and enhance working relationships with others

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits