Leading Strategic Change in Global Contexts EDUC5938

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed to enable experienced, senior educational leaders to gain and apply critical understandings of strategic change across organisations and wider communities in global contexts.


10 week online course

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Poster presentation to tutors and peers accompanied by a written report (post presentation) on strategic change initiative which

(i) demonstrates sound educational and strategic rationale for change initiative

(ii) illustrates the process of strategic change undertaken

(iii) shows findings from interim evaluation and proposed next steps

(iv) provides critical commentary on key learning points for self, colleagues and organization.


The focus of the strategic change initiative will be agreed with the course tutor in advance.


The written report will consist of 3,000 words. (70%)

The poster presentation will be based on 1,000 word equivalent. (30%)

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to enable experienced educational leaders to gain and apply critical understandings of strategic change through system-level leadership across organisations, wider communities in global contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Review and critique theoretical and applied approaches to strategic change and change processes across organisations and contexts.

■ Develop skill and competence in planning for, communicating, initiating and evaluating a strategic change initiative in their professional context.

■ Undertake analysis of ethical implications and moral responsibilities in formulating plan for change and evaluating it.

■ Report on interim progress using a variety of formats/ media.

■ Reflect critically, and evaluate systemically, own approach to leading a strategic change initiative.

Articulate critically key learning points and implications for self, colleagues and organisation

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.