Module/Course Description

Course Title: Teaching and Learning Management

Course Code: UU-EDU-710-ZM

Programme: Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management

Credits: 25.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

The module is designed to support and extend the professional development of existing and aspiring middle managers. It draws on current thinking in the field of curriculum management (learning, teaching and assessment).
The content of this module is closely related to contemporary leadership and management issues, focusing on key strategies that are likely to bring about effective learning, teaching and assessment in institutions. The module will explore and evaluate theories of learning and individual learning needs. It will also draw on current thinking in the field of assessment and explore the notions of assessment for and of students’ learning. It will consider the manageability of assessment and
attempt to draw conclusions on what is sufficient in order to take students’ learning forward. The wider aspects of assessment will also be discussed, such as accountability to stakeholders and external agencies. As an integral part of the lecture programme, examples of good practice will be used to illustrate aspects of effective leadership and management. These will be drawn from both case studies and from the experience of the teaching team and module participants.
Educators will learn to understand what effective education at the classroom level means, how the classroom can be managed effectively and efficiently. The majority
of participants on this module will be practising teachers and lecturers. Other aspiring middle managers whose work has an educational focus will also find this module to be of benefit and staff will be pleased to discuss with them any adjustments that need to be made particularly in relation to the assessment task.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to: assess the respective roles and strategies employed by senior management teams and others in securing effective learning, teaching and assessment.

  • classify aspects of management where the application of educational management may be considered to be different from the management of other organizations
  • understand main management conceptions, strategies and approaches such as structure, human recourses, culture, leadership, decision-making, motivating and communication
  • evaluate the context of academic organizations that affects management processes and practices, and handle changes in terms of improvement and enhancement
  • develop new teaching and learning methodologies in order to enhance educators and student’s interaction as well as increase student’s engagement and commitment
  • critically analyse the functions of monitoring, evaluation and review in the process of whole institution self-evaluation and understand how a culture of rigorous selfevaluation impacts on whole institution improvement

Prerequisites: UU-Msc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-203-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 7.0 Week(s)


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