MAN 5128 Self Assesment and Strategic Development in your own school

MAN 5128 Self Assesment and Strategic Development in your own school

Course code: 
MAN 5128
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Johan From
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMM - School management, Specialisation
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
MAN 5129 - første semester
MAN 5130 - andre semester
Introduction

During the last year of the Master’s program a self-evaluation of one’s own school is first conducted.  The self-evaluation is subsequently used as the foundation for creating a management strategy for development and change within one’s own school in order to improve pupils’ learning outcomes.  As a foundation for the self-evaluation, an analytical tool has been developed. For each of the main topics of the self-evaluation – pupils’ results, management effectiveness, teaching quality and teaching environment – both methodology for self-evaluation and relevant theory and research are looked into.  Self-evaluation is used as a foundation for the identification of those aspects of the school’s activities and management that should be improved and developed.    

The school should have a high level of ambition with regard to advancing pupils’ development and learning.  In the last section of this program we put emphasis on how school leaders can most effectively contribute to this.   Students are given a thorough introduction into the use of strategic tools and the management of strategic processes. The pedagogical and organizational conditions necessary for making a good school are given special focus.  Here, emphasis is put on the anchoring of change in an organization and in the individual member of the organization.  Moreover, focus is put on the leadership skills necessary in order to realize the school’s ambitions.     

One of the modules in this program is carried out in California at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. As an integrated element, leadership training is carried out with its point of departure in topics from the specialist modules. Training and instruction are also given in how management can communicate most effectively with staff.    

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The Norwegian school needs to improve and increase its contribution to pupils’ learning. Through this program, students learn what role effective schools play in pupils’ education and development.  The program teaches students how pupils’ learning outcome can be increased, starting with a thorough analysis of its own activities. Moreover, they learn how the school’s internal and external environments can be used to create a school that advances pupils’ learning.  They will learn what pedagogical techniques and organizational forms in the school have the greatest impact and how they can, as leaders, best contribute to the development of the school by using these.  

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will learn to assess and appraise the worth of different initiatives, tools and strategies presently available in the school for improving pupils’ learning.  They will learn to lead and plan a change in the present situation towards a more effective school. The will also acquire skills in the implementation of practical changes that improve the school.    

General Competence

Students will make the pupils’ need for learning the center of their attention.  They will be critically reflective with regard to the situation in their own schools and in Norwegian schools in general.  They will involve themselves in an ongoing process of looking for new ways of developing their own school.

Course content
  • Self-evaluation of your own school
  • Methodical framework for self-evaluation
  • Self-evaluation of the effectiveness of management
  • Self-evaluation of teaching
  • Self-evaluation of pupils’ results
  • Gathering and organizing data
  • Teachers’ work with pupils’ data
  • Management’s analysis of pupils’ data
  • Stress management and change management
  • Strategies and methods for creating a workplace where onself and others are motivated by challenges and heavy loads and master them  
  • Self-evaluation of the learning environment
  • Classroom leadership
  • Expectations for learning
  • Developing social and pedagogical relationships
  • Strategic development of one’s own school
  • Strategy theory
  • Management of strategic processes in one’s own school
  • Teachers’ collaboration and learning organization
  • Principles of effective teacher collaboration
  • Teacher collaboration in practice
  • Teachers’ analysis of their own teaching
  • Teaching support and teaching quality
  • Management of change and quality development in schools
  • Presentation of action plans for increased learning in one’s own school
Teaching and learning activities

The program is carried out over eight modules. The scope of the counseling contribution will vary somewhat in the different Master of Management programs. Personal counseling will be provided, as well as counseling provided during the lectures. Generally speaking, students can expect consultative counseling as opposed to evaluative counseling. As a concluding Master of Management program the counseling contribution is estimated at a total of four hours and will be in the form of both written and oral feedback provided recurrently during the program. 

In programs that do not have compulsory attendance it is the student’s responsibility to access information provided at the lectures but not at the program’s homepage/Itslearning or other course material.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Qualifications: 

Bachelor degree, corresponding to 180 credits from an accredited university, university college or similar educational institution
The applicant must be at least 25 years of age
At least four years of work experience. For applicants who have already completed a master’s degree, three years of work experience are required.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Dette er det avsluttende programmet i Executive Master of Management-graden med spesialisering i skoleledelse. Med det er det et krav at deltakere skal ha fullført 60 ECTS innen denne spesialiseringen før opptak til dette programmet.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN51281
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
80No2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 2)Students are assessed on the basis of a project paper, 80 percent and a individual 72-hour home exam, 20 percent. The project paper can be submitted individually or in groups of up to two students. Both papers must get a passing grade in order for a degree to be awarded.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN51282
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
20No72 Hour(s)Individual Students are assessed on the basis of a project paper, 80 percent, and a individual 72-hour home exam, 20 percent. The project paper can be submitted individually or in groups of up to two students. Both papers must get a passing grade in order for a degree to be awarded.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:80
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-2)
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:Students are assessed on the basis of a project paper, 80 percent and a individual 72-hour home exam, 20 percent. The project paper can be submitted individually or in groups of up to two students. Both papers must get a passing grade in order for a degree to be awarded.
Exam code:MAN51281
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:Students are assessed on the basis of a project paper, 80 percent, and a individual 72-hour home exam, 20 percent. The project paper can be submitted individually or in groups of up to two students. Both papers must get a passing grade in order for a degree to be awarded.
Exam code:MAN51282
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Course codeCredit reduction
MAN 2962/2963100
MAN 3029100
Credit reductions:
Course code:MAN 2962/2963
Credit reduction:100
Course code:MAN 3029
Credit reduction:100
Reduction description

Programmet sperrer 100% mot MAN 2962/2963 Skoleutvikling I og MAN 3029 Skoleutvikling II .