Postgraduate taught 

Educational Leadership MEd

Dynamics and Dilemmas of Ethical Leadership EDUC5937

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • 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, educational leaders to gain and apply critical understandings of the ethical dimensions and moral responsibilities of leadership to develop their own leadership practice and the teams / organisations for which they are responsible.

Timetable

10 week online course

Requirements of Entry

None.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Presentation to peers and written report (post presentation) on an ethical dilemma in the workplace which (i) outlines and explains the ethical dimensions of the dilemma, drawing on relevant literature

(ii) explains actions taken, consequences and implications for self, colleagues, the organisation and wider communities

(iii) provides critical commentary on key learning points and ways to manage / prevent future dilemmas.

 

The focus of the dilemma will be agreed with the course tutor in advance.

 

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

The 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 the ethical dimensions and moral responsibilities of leadership in organisational and international contexts. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

■ Review and critique theoretical and applied approaches to ethical leadership.

■ Demonstrate critical understanding of key concepts such as social justice and equity and articulate implications for leadership practice and organizational culture in international contexts.

■ Develop professional judgment and insight through analysis of ethical dilemmas and challenges.

■ Reflect critically, and evaluate systemically, own approach to ethical leadership and plan for future development.

■ Articulate the relationship between their professional values and personal commitment in their role as an ethical leader in global contexts.

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.