Undergraduate Course: Managing Professional Life (EDUA10119)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course focuses on the organisational context of community education practice in a variety of statutory and voluntary sector settings. Participants will consider what is involved in building organisations and being responsible for their own and others' work. The emphasis is on applied knowledge and understanding in areas such as supervision, teamwork, planning and development, finance and funding, evaluation and accountability. The skills and activities of management are considered with reference to the current policy context and in relation to differing interpretations of the management function.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will engage in an extended case-study analysis. This will involve four discrete tasks undertaken and submitted over the duration of the course. The assessment task will be equivalent to 4,000 words in total, and will involve both individual activities and group project work.
|No Exam Information
| After completing the course students will be able to:
- Identify influences on, and competing understandings of, professional identity
- Elaborate a coherent approach to staff development in professional settings
- Explain the nature of power and authority in organisations
- Analyse mechanisms and identify appropriate methods for decision-making in organisations
- Identify the problematic relationship between policy-making and management in a professional setting.
- Describe examples of the assessment and evaluation of programmes and projects.
- Describe a strategic approach to raising and controlling funds
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Margaret Petrie
Tel: (0131 6)51 4788
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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