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
Course name in Norwegian: 
Selvevaluering og strategisk utvikling av egen skole
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMM - School management, Specialisation
Semester: 
2020 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
MAN 5129 - første semester
MAN 5130 - andre semester
Introduction

In this program the participants perform a self-evaluation of their own school, with the aim of maximizing the school’s contribution to the pupils’ development and learning. The self-evaluation is used as basis for the development of a management strategy for development and change of their own school in order to increase the pupils’ learning. We especially emphasise the professional pedagogical and organisational conditions that must be met to create good schools.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The programme will give the candidates advanced knowledge about:

•    School contribution indicators: how they are constructed, their possibilities and constraints as tool for improvement in pupil achievement
•    Which elements that are central in the evaluation of quality of teaching and the uncertainties in such evaluations
•    How to facilitate good learning environments, including class management, physical and psycho-social environment
•    The management’s importance for development and improvement, work with managerial capacity and pedagogical development
•    Scientific method, thus enabling critical and constructive evaluation of new knowledge and information about school development

Learning outcomes - Skills

After completion of the program the candidate is able to:

•    Analyse quality of teaching, learning environment, pupil achievements, and managerial capacity, in their own school
•    Implement and drive change processes in order to improve pupil learning in their own school
•    Manage the school on the basis of methodologically sound use of available information, and awareness of inherent uncertainty.

General Competence

The candidate is able to focus debate about school development, including resource allocation, organisation and work forms, around children’s learning and development. The candidate will have knowledge, courage and will to partake in the debate about school development internally as well as externally.

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 seven 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
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree – 180 study points/credits – from a college, university or the equivalent. .
  • You are at least 25 years of age.
  • You have four years of work experience fulltime.  For applicants who have a Master’s degree, the requirement is three years.
Required prerequisite knowledge

 

This is the final program in the Executive Master of Management degree with specialization in school management. With this, participants are required to have completed 60 ECTS in this specialization before admission to this program.

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 .

Sum workload: 
0

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 30 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 800 hours.