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Postgraduate Course: Leading a Project (EDUA11252)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is the third course of a certificate which aims to develop leadership knowledge and understanding and leadership and organisational skills, and to enable participants to reflect critically on the understanding and skills they acquire. Course participants will plan, lead and evaluate a small-scale collaborative school project successfully, in accordance with sound educational values, using appropriate knowledge and understanding and professional abilities, and then critically review their development as a teacher leader.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A first degree;
Full GTCS registration;
A minimum of three years teaching experience;
Access to a suitable working environment which will enable the applicant to carry out practical leadership activities;
An application supported by the applicant's headteacher or an appropriate senior manager.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Development of knowledge and understanding of:
- the nature of teacher leadership in project management
- teacher leadership and change
- motivation, teacher leadership and teacher development
- critical reflection and professional development
- the significance of leadership in developing initiatives.

skill 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
- use reading to inform practice, decisions and reflection.
Assessment Information
Meeting the assessment criteria for this course will involve the implementation of a small-scale development project in school. Assessment will consist of two components.
1. Participants will be required to submit a project proposal which outlines a plan for developing a small scale project with a clear rationale, clear aims and objectives. The proposal should give an account of the implementation strategies to be adopted, provide a supportive explanatory narrative, outline success criteria in relation to the project's objectives and detail the proposed monitoring and evaluative strategies. The length of the proposal will be 1000 words (+/- 10%). [25%]
2. 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. This should include discussion of the change process in context, the learning journey undertaken, and the difference made to the quality of learning, working relationships and the leadership abilities of the participant. The length of the report will be 3000 words (+/- 10%). [75%]
Special Arrangements
Delivery can be on/off campus at summer school or on weekends and evenings dependent on cohort. It involves developing web based supportive networks and participants will be invited to join the course at set times to ensure this is manageable
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsEarly leadership; leadership development; project leadership
Course organiserMs Deirdre Torrance
Tel: (0131 6)51 6441
Course secretaryMs Fiona Giles
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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