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Postgraduate Course: Working collaboratively (EDUA11253)

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 second 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 be able both to develop their leadership potential and reflect on how they might exercise leadership in their own school setting, within a focus on working with and leading staff 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.
Successful completion of Course 1 to progress into Course 2
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:
- a range of theoretical perspectives on distributed leadership and collaborative practice
- approaches to working with others
- the concept of culture and its application to schools
- the nature of collaboration
- effectiveness in working and leading others.
skill in
- gathering relevant information to examine culture and collaborative practice
- analysing cultures in school and identifying areas for improvement
- reviewing critically their practice in a team context
- identifying their strengths in working collaboratively and leading others
- planning ways of developing skills in leading and working with others
- presenting information coherently.
Assessment Information
Assessment will consist of two equally weighted components.

1. A critical analysis of how people work together and interact as individuals and teams within the participant's school. The length of the critical analysis will be 3000 words (+/- 10%).
2. A critical reflection on the role played by the participant within the school and the contribution that the participant might make to developing and enhancing collaborative working in the school. The length of the self-evaluation will be 1000 words (+/- 10%).
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
Course organiserMs Deirdre Torrance
Tel: (0131 6)51 6441
Course secretaryMiss Charlotte Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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