Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Studies in Educational Management and Leadership

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Leadership for Learning and Innovation

DESCRIPTION This study-unit seeks to guide students in order to start appreciating the significant and essential role that theory plays in educational leadership. It is theory that guides practice and practice that enlightens and develops theory. Appreciating the role that theories play is essential for all those wishing to take on leadership positions. As participants go through the various theories they will develop the conceptual frameworks necessary to guide their practice. Each theory will be discussed, analysed and reviewed from a practical perspective.

Study-Unit Aims:

The study-unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to:
- Explore a number of leadership theories and their application in practice;
- Critique the different theories and explain their role in everyday situations;
- Challenge one's own implicit theories about the practices adopted in varied situations.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- synthesise the different theories reviewed in the study-unit;
- identify the relationship between theory and practice;
- discuss and investigate the notions of power and control in the field of education.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- apply these theories in the working environment;
- work on a specific leadership theory within a group;
- investigate a specific theory within an educational setting to address and undertake a specific task.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
- Bush, T. (2011) Theories of Educational Leadership and Management, 4th edition.
- Hoy, W.K. and Miskel, C.G. (2001) Educational Administration: Theory, Research and Practice, 6th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reading Pack containing Articles from leading journals.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Fieldwork, Grp Learn, Ind Study, Lect, Semi & Tut

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (20 Minutes) Yes 50%
Seminar Paper Yes 50%

LECTURER/S Genc Alimehmeti
Christopher G. Bezzina (Co-ord.)
Alan Scerri

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