Educational Leadership and Management
Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
20 November 2023
Requisites for this module
MA QX1312 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL),
MA QX13JS Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This module is intended for teachers who are looking into taking on leadership roles and responsibilities in their current jobs or future careers. The module focuses on how effective leadership and management could be practised and bring change in education. Students will become familiar with key concepts and practices in this area such as reflective practice, practice-based inquiry, decision making, building communities of practice with other teachers and learners, educational policy, emotional intelligence, and embracing inclusion and diversity. Special attention will also be paid to specific challenges faced by English/foreign language education institutions and how such challenges can be addressed by educational managers in collaboration with teachers.
• To introduce students to the concepts of leadership and management within educational settings.
• To familiarise students with educational leadership frameworks that they could apply to their own contexts.
• To raise students’ awareness of key practices associated with leadership and management in education such as decision making, reflective and practice-based inquiry, and educational policy.
• To help students appreciate the importance of effective leadership and management in bringing change in education.
• To understand and evaluate specific challenges in English/foreign language teaching institutions and how these could be managed effectively.
By the end of the module:
A. Students will have become familiar with the concepts of leadership and management, as well as key practices associated with them.
B. Students will have become familiar with educational leadership frameworks to apply to their own practice.
C. Students will have appreciated the role of effective leadership and management in initiating change in education.
D. Students will have reflected on how challenges in English/foreign language teaching institutions could be addressed through effective leadership and management.
1. Introduction to leadership and management in education
2. Reflective practice 1
3. Reflective practice 2
4. Practice-based inquiry and decision making
5. Building communities of practice
6. Education policy
7. Leading with emotional intelligence
8. Challenges in English/foreign language teaching institutions
9. Managing inclusion and diversity
10. Effective leadership and change
10 x 2-hour sessions, combining input from the lecturers and in-class discussions and group work. Materials will be made available on Moodle ahead of each week's lecture.
Bush, T., Bell, L. and Middlewood, D. (eds) (2019) Principles of Educational Leadership & Management
. 3rd Revised edition. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Available at: https://app.kortext.com/Shibboleth.sso/Login?entityID=https://idp0.essex.ac.uk/shibboleth&target=https://app.kortext.com/borrow/377713
Farrell, T.S.C. (2018) Reflective Language Teaching: Practical Applications for TESOL Teachers
. 2nd edition. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Available at: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/universityofessex-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6939424
Osterman, K.F. and Kottkamp, R.B. (2015) Reflective practice for educators: professional development to improve student learning
. New edition. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. Available at: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/universityofessex-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5676875
Mann, S. and Walsh, S. (2017) Reflective practice in English language teaching: research-based principles and practices
. New York, NY: Routledge. Available at: http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315733395
Farrell, T.S.C. (2007) Reflective Language Teaching
. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Available at: https://doi.org//10.5040/9781474212328?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Essay (3000 Words)
Additional coursework information
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: email@example.com.
Dr Petra Schoofs
University of Birmingham
Dr Troy McConachy
University of Warwick
Available via Moodle
Of 10 hours, 10 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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