This aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of ways in which educational leadership and management can provide support during the process of change, developing leadership in the learners’ own educational context.



Unit 1  Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practices

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a thorough understanding of the link between current educational research and practice by developing understanding of educational theory, policy and practice.

 Learning Outcomes:

LO1  - Be able to understand contemporary issues affecting education policy and their impact on organisations.

LO2  - Be able to understand the impact of policy change on educational provision.

LO3 - Be able to understand developments in the education system resulting from legislatory requirements.


The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ research skills to include understanding different research approaches, formulation of research proposals, planning research activity, analysing and interpreting data, and the relationship between research and evidence based practice.

 

Learning Outcomes:

LO1 - Be able to understand the relevance of research within educational contexts.

LO2 - Be able to understand research approaches in educational contexts.

LO3 - Be able to plan a research proposal relevant to management of educational contexts.

LO4 - Be able to analyse and interpret a range of data.

LO5 - Be able to understand the relationship between research and evidence-based practice.


The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of reflective practice in order to apply this to their and other’s roles in an educational context, leading planning for personal development.

 

Learning Outcomes:

LO1 - Be able to understand the function of reflective practice in relation to leading the

improvement of educational provision and practice.

LO2 - Be able to understand theories and approaches for reflective Practice.

LO3 - Be able to develop reflective practice skills in an educational Setting.

LO4 - Be able to understand how to lead others in reflective practice.


The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ theoretical and practical grounding in approaches to teaching and learning, related to subject pedagogic knowledge and pedagogic practices

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Learning Outcomes

LO1 - Be able to understand what is meant by subject pedagogy.

LO2 - Be able to understand the nature of knowledge and its role in developing pedagogy.

LO3 - Be able to draw on theory and research to support own pedagogy practices.


The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the importance of managing intercultural communication and perspectives that help to determine educational policy applicable to national and international contexts.

 

Learning Outcomes:

LO1 - Be able to understand the issues and theoretical constructs surrounding intercultural communication and perspectives.

LO2 - Be able to understand how dimensions of culture can be barriers to successful communication.

LO3 - Be able to understand how to lead interaction in unfamiliar settings within academic contexts.

LO4 - Be able to understand the management of intercultural communication in education.