Working Collaboratively: Teacher Leadership 2 EDUC5333

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

Short Description

This course will explore the nature of teacher leadership within a collaborative culture. The course will explore issues related to culture, collegiality and collaboration and consider ways in which collaborative approaches can support he development of effective teaching and learning.


Saturdays. Dates and times TBC.

Requirements of Entry

■ 1st degree

■ Teaching Qualification

■ Minimum of three years teaching

■ Full GTCs registration

Access to a suitable work environment.

Excluded Courses



Developing as a leader: Teacher Leadership 1

Leading a Project: Teacher Leadership 3


Assessment of this course will be in two parts. Participants must complete each component satisfactorily to be awarded a pass grade.


1. A critical analysis of how people work together and interact as individuals and teams within the participant's school or department. The length of the critical analysis will be 3000 words (+/- 10%).

1. A proposal on the role that the participant might make to develop and enhance collaborative working in the school. The length of the proposal will be 1000 words (+/- 10%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

■ To explore the nature of collaborative practice

To evaluate skills and reflect on working collaboratively with other teachers

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to

Knowledge and understanding

■ critically review a range of theoretical perspectives on distributed leadership and collaborative practice

■ outline approaches to working with others;

■ define the concept of culture and its application to schools

■ describe the nature of collaboration

■ define effectiveness in working and leading others


Skills and other attributes in:

Subject-specific/practical skills

■ gather relevant information to examine culture and collaborative practice

■ analyse cultures in school and identify areas for improvement

■ review critically their practice in a team context

■ identify their strengths in working collaborative and leading others

■ plan ways of developing skills in leading and working with others


Intellectual skills

■ presenting information coherently

■ collect and analyse data

■ draw ideas from literature to appraise practice


Transferable/key skills

■ Communication skills

■ Decision making 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