The course has been designed for school leaders, and other education professionals, working in a range of educational settings. The course is strongly focused upon the application of theories, ideas and concepts to a range of educational and community-based contexts, both nationally and internationally. It offers a unique combination of policy and practice based perspectives on education, and builds upon students' understanding and experience of leadership and management of schools and education systems.
Aims of the Programme
• Develop participants knowledge and understanding of educational leadership and management and in order to reflect upon its interpretation and application in different contexts • Provide an overview of educational leadership and management and educational policy through the presentation of key theoretical, methodological and empirical frameworks • Enable colleagues at all levels within educational institutions to examine critically the role of leadership and management in educational change processes • Develop knowledge and understanding of issues relatable to the preparation, training and development of leadership identities, and to critically examine such identity formation in relation to issues of equity and social justice • Develop a range of learning and transferable skills which integrate current research and best practice in the areas of Educational Leadership and Management and educational policy applicable to different students on different programmes.