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EDPA5011: Effective Leadership and Change

Educational institutions throughout most parts of the world are confronted by a period of rapid and dramatic change. The external demands placed upon them to change and improve are considerable. The keyelements of leadership, vision and mission and their relationships to the development of unique organisational cultures and practices are essential ingredients for leadership effectiveness, excellence and continuing improvement. This course focuses upon the internal and external forces that influence the culture of educational organisations, examining competing theories and alternative approaches to successful leadership.

Code EDPA5011
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of change processes and their impact upon leaders in schools and other educational organisations
  • LO2. Demonstrate a capacity to analyse and critically evaluate theories of organisational culture and change.
  • LO3. Critically analyse how organisational cultures may develop, be created, changed or disrupted and transformed.
  • LO4. Apply ethical principles to organisational culture and change issues.
  • LO5. Write and evaluate a case study about leading organisational change in an educational setting.