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Postgraduate Course: Course Organisation and Management (EDUA11177)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to provide existing and aspiring course organisers with an opportunity to identify and critically analyse what is entailed in managing and leading an undergraduate or taught postgraduate course. The course will be concerned with mapping and examining key roles, responsibilities and skills; reviewing practices and strategies for communication and interaction within and across the course team and with students; and the processes of planning, implementing and reviewing changes designed to enhance course effectiveness; and with the challenges that arise in organising and managing particular kinds of courses and from external influences on the curriculum.

NOTE: This course complements the course 'Designing courses', and presupposes some familiarity with principles of course design. However, the focus of the course is on the processes of course organisation & management, NOT on course design.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 14, Online Activities 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Other Study Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. have appraised the main roles and responsibilities associated with course organisation and management
  2. have reviewed and evaluated some key organisational and managerial challenges
  3. understand better the expertise involved in meeting these challenges by interviewing real course organisers about their work
Reading List
Bamber, V., & S. Anderson (2012). ┐Evaluating learning and teaching: institutional needs and individual practices.┐ In: International Journal for Academic Development, 17:1, pp 5-18.
Marshall, S. J., Orrell, J., Cameron, A., Bosanquet, A., & S. Thomas, (2011). 'Leading and managing learning and teaching in higher education.' Higher Education Research & Development, 30:2, pp 87-103.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Pre-course reading, in-course reading and follow-up reading as well as assignment preparation complement face-to-face teaching/learning activities to a total of 100 notional effort hours.
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 face-to-face full days of attendance, usually in December and January.
Keywordscourse organisation,course management
Course organiserDr Donna Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 5674
Course secretaryMiss Emily Salvesen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6661
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