Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The role of educational leaders in the complex area of change in all sectors of education will be explored through issues such as: analysing the change process, defining educational change, determining individual change, determining individual, group and organisational responses to change, implementing change, coping with resistance to change, and managing planned change.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
(1) describe concepts, principles and research findings from the diffusion of innovations and the concerns-based perspective,
(2) demonstrate competence in the use of standard terminology from the diffusion and the concerns-based perspectives,
(3) explain and be able to use, at a novice level several of the established measures of change process variables,
(4) apply the two perspectives to case examples and ongoing change processes,
(5) design an implementation/assessment strategy for bringing about change within an educational setting,
(6) develop a diffusion/implementation plan using both the CBAM and Diffusion of Innovation methodologies.
|Content||This course will provide an in-depth analysis of change processes and the roles of educational leaders in facilitating and managing these processes. The main problems in the study of change i.e. defining change, determining levels of change such as individual, group, organisational and societal, and evaluating outcomes of change will be explored. Causes of change, changing organisational culture, implementing change, managing planned change and resistance to change will be examined. Techniques for analysing change and measuring outcomes will be used and assessed.|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Integrated Learning|
|Contact Hours||Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|