TE7042 - Leading Learning

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will provide you with an opportunity to analyse in depth what is meant by the concept of leading learning. This includes reflection on your role as a leader who creates a vision and climate in the school/ college/other educational establishment or setting, in which there is a strong focus on learning. It will involve you exploring new ideas about teaching, the curriculum and continuing staff development, together with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and review of practice.

The module will provide you with a framework to examine your role as an educational leader and the influence and impact you have on institutional culture and climate. There will also be an opportunity to examine in detail how effectively you and other educational leaders engage the learning community in a rigorous process of monitoring, evaluation and review, linked to internal and external evaluation procedures. The module will also enable you to examine ways in which the role of parents and other stakeholders contributes to effective outcomes for learners, as well as enabling you to develop their personal knowledge, understanding and skills in these key areas of leadership.

How will I learn on this module?

A ‘research rich’ learning approach will enable you to build on you previous higher education experiences as an active inquirer and participant in your own learning. This will be at the heart of the teaching and learning strategy for this module. In order to maximise learning within this module the model of delivery will be one of Collaborative Group Learning and you will be involved in:

- lectures, seminars and independent learning
- critical discussion based on set reading
- reflection on your personal and professional learning & development

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your main form of academic support for each module is provided by the module leader and other members of the module team. The module leader will ensures that you receive clear guidance about the module learning outcomes and how you will be assessed against these. They will also guide through exercises during the timetabled sessions, and ensure that both individual and group tutorial time is identified during the module. The University’s eLearning Portal will offer remote access to materials and aids for reinforcing your learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• You will expected to have a critical understanding of the breadth and complexity involved in leading learning.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• You will critically evaluate the ways in which leadership behaviours impact on the climate for learning.
• You will critically reflect upon the concepts of ' culture' and ' climate'
• You will identify and critically analyse appropriate approaches to monitoring, evaluation and review which lead to improvements in the quality of learning for teachers and learners.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• You will critically explore relevant and sensitive policies and strategies for performance management, staff development and stakeholder involvement which would have positive outcomes for teachers and learners.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment and rationale for tasks:

You will be required to assess & evaluate the provision for leading learning in your practice setting. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced professional skills and originality of approach within this complex area in addressing issues which may arise.

Summative assessment:

You will critical appraisal of a piece of existing research in the area of 'leading learning’. (4,500 words)

Additional formative assessment – detail of process and rationale:

Formative assessment will include tutor and peer assessment of small group presentations on an aspect of leading learning.

Indication of how students will get feedback and how this will support their learning:

You will receive a feedback sheet that will indicate targets for future development and study. You will also have the opportunity for a tutorial before and after the summative module assessment is submitted.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module provides an opportunity for you to analyse in-depth what is meant by the concept of leading learning. This includes reflection on the leader’s role in creating a vision and climate in the schools or other educational context, in which there is a strong focus on learning, where new ideas about teaching, the curriculum and continuing staff development are taken seriously, together with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and review of practice.

The module will provide a framework for examining the educational leader’s influence and impact on institutional culture and climate. There will be an opportunity to examine in detail how effective educational leaders engage the learning community in a rigorous process of monitoring, evaluation and review, linked to internal and external evaluation procedures. The will also examine ways in which the role of parents and other stakeholders contributes to effective outcomes for learners. The module will enable you to develop your personal knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas of leadership.

What will I learn on this module?

This module will provide you with an opportunity to analyse in depth what is meant by the concept of leading learning. This includes reflection on your role as a leader who creates a vision and climate in the school/ college/other educational establishment or setting, in which there is a strong focus on learning. It will involve you exploring new ideas about teaching, the curriculum and continuing staff development, together with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and review of practice.

The module will provide you with a framework to examine your role as an educational leader and the influence and impact you have on institutional culture and climate. There will also be an opportunity to examine in detail how effectively you and other educational leaders engage the learning community in a rigorous process of monitoring, evaluation and review, linked to internal and external evaluation procedures. The module will also enable you to examine ways in which the role of parents and other stakeholders contributes to effective outcomes for learners, as well as enabling you to develop their personal knowledge, understanding and skills in these key areas of leadership.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 3 years part-time
1 other options available

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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