Module/Course Description

Course Title: Leadership and Management in Education

Course Code: UU-EDU-1240-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Education in Primary Education

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Political leadership seems to be synonymous with leadership for most students and yet it is an important concept that tends to affect a number of educational institutions. For others, leadership is only associated with the Head of the institution omitting other important departmental leaders up to the classroom teacher who is crucial in managing and leading a class to ensure effective learning takes place. Debates on the leadership and management positions in institutions continue hence, this course examines leadership from the aspect of the classroom teacher who is expected to effectively manage the classroom. The aim of this course is to improve professional capability in educational management. The course presents a diversity of views and methods as to what establishes real management and leadership in an educational institution and how this contributes to effective learning. This course provides the historical context of management, including bureaucracy, scientific management, the Human Relations Movement and the Behavioural Science Movement. These will include the various functions and theories of management and leadership, as well as at the theories of educational management. Application of these theories will be considered and contextualised to the classroom level. Keeping an organisation on a proper edge for productivity will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students will be expected to:

i.    Discuss the basics of management, administration, educational management and leadership.
ii.    Analyse the structure of an educational organisation.
iii.   Compare and contrasts functions of management and leadership.
iv.   Distinguish between leadership and management in education.
v.    Explore the different models of educational management.
vi.   Discuss how to manage school-based leadership and how leadership in the school and classroom lies at the heart of school leadership.
vii.  Explain how the elements of art (line, shape, form, space, colour, and texture) can be used as a method of understanding leadership.
viii.  Explain the definition of leadership and why it is changing constantly.
ix.    Discuss new research initiatives searching for evidence of successful leadership preparation.
x.    Discuss management professional development and performance.
xi.    Examine the importance of entrepreneurial leadership.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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