Leading Organisational Change
Run by School of Educational Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Nia Young
Overall aims and purpose
This module aims to enable students to critically examine the contribution of leadership in times of organisational change and uncertainty, in order to equip them with the leadership capabilities to effectively lead and implement change within their own context.
This module will focus on the processes and practicalities of leading organisational change at the school and system level. It will explore key debates around theories of change and change management in relation to organizational improvement. This module will prepare students to critically examine the contribution of leadership in times of organisational change and uncertainty. It will equip them with the leadership knowledge and understanding to effectively lead and implement change within their context. The module will compare different approaches to organisational change both nationally and internationally, and the policy imperatives that influence such changes.
- Critically examine the contribution of leadership to successful organisational change and improvement
Evaluate the internal and external factors, including policy imperatives, that affect any organisational change and improvement.
- Evaluate key debates around theories of change and change management, at the school and system level
Examine the leadership capabilities required to effectively lead and implement change at the school and system level
Critically compare and reflect upon different approaches to organisational change, nationally and internationally and apply them to the student’s own context.
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A patchwork text that explores the process of introducing/refining an aspect of leading organisational change. Assessments are designed to ensure parity of provision and experience for all students. All students will benefit from formative feedback throughout the module which will be bespoke to their needs and will complete the same summative assessment per module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students will engage in lectures and workshops, face-to-face and online, to explore and examine the key concepts in this module.
Seminars will encourage students to build confidence and deepen their understanding of the concepts being taught in smaller groups. Approaches to seminar delivery will include ‘flipped learning approaches’ whereby students interrogate key issues before further exploration with their peers, supported by course tutors, as well as Problem-Based Learning and challenge-based learning approaches.
Between scheduled sessions, students will have opportunities to engage in wider reading, undertake independent tasks to test out ideas and to build confidence in their own professional practice.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/xme-4302.html
Alvesson, M. and Sveningsson, S. (2016). Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge. Harris, A. and Jones, M. S. (2019). System Recall: Leading for Equity and Excellence in Education. Corwin. Lewis, L. (2019). Organizational change. John Wiley & Sons. Malone, H (Ed) (2013). Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform. Teachers college press
Recommended Journal: School Leadership and Management, Taylor & Francis