Developing as an Agent for Change EDUC51086P
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 30
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
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.
Face-to-face and live online components which take place on occasional Saturday or twilight (weekday) sessions throughout semester 1.
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.
2. A reflective project report that includes
2. a) A discussion of how the project was implemented, monitored and evaluated along with supportive illustrative evidence and an explanatory narrative.
2. b) A reflective discussion on the development of the participant's developed knowledge and understanding of leadership and a review of the participant's leadership skills.
To plan, conduct and evaluate a small scale project in school.
To critically review development as a teacher leader.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
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:
■ 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;
■ design and write project plans and evaluation reports
■ design and conduct evaluation
■ use reading to inform practice, decisions and reflection.
■ 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