Postgraduate Course: Course Organisation and Management (EDUA11177)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have appraised the main roles and responsibilities associated with course organisation and management
- have reviewed and evaluated some key organisational and managerial challenges
- understand better the expertise involved in meeting these challenges by interviewing real course organisers about their work
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Keywords||course organisation,course management
|Course organiser||Dr Donna Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 5674
|Course secretary||Miss Emily Salvesen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6661