Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM911: Educational Leadership and Management

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The content of the module may change to reflect emerging and developing theory, research, policy and practices in the field of education change, leadership and management. Nevertheless it will consider key ideas, theories, technologies, techniques and practices and content is likely to include:

  • How are educational institutions led and managed?
  • What does research tell us about the leadership and management of education in different educational settings?
  • What means of managing and leading change in educational institutions have emerged and what is their relationship to wider political, social, economic and moral environments?
  • How are educational institutions and learning monitored and evaluated?
  • How might practices and techniques associated with mentoring and coaching help facilitate education change?
  • In what ways do leadership identities emerge and what might be their significance for educational leaders?

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3030 hours of in-class sessions including seminars
Guided Independent Study120Directed study (e.g. completion of prior knowledge and experience audit, web-based activities, preparing for academic tutorial, preparing for seminars, responding to seminar activities, contributing to online activities/discussion)
Guided Independent Study50Directed reading related to topics discussed in the module
Guided Independent Study100Preparing for assignments and further independent reading

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).