MAN 3135/3136/3137/3138 National Management training for pre-school administrators

MAN 3135/3136/3137/3138 National Management training for pre-school administrators

Course code: 
MAN 3135/3136/3137/3138
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Johan From
Ratib Lekhal
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMM - School management, Specialisation
Semester: 
2017 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian/English
Course type: 
Two semesters
Introduction

This program is BI Norwegian Business School’s offer to administrators in public and private pre-schools who wish to complete their national administrative education. With this program, administrators will be provided salient skills and knowledge with regard to management and development of the organization. The target group includes both established and future administrators in both public and private pre-schools.

This course overlaps to some extent with MAN 3127/3128/3129/3130 Leadership and Change Management in Schools. For students planning to take a Master of Management degree it is important to be aware that overlapping courses cannot be included in the degree, cf. UHL § 3-5.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Norwegian pre-schools need to improve and expand their administrative capacity. Through this program, students are given a broad introduction to the most important areas of pre-school administration. This will contribute to:
· Strengthening children’s learning and development
· Developing sector standards for leadership among administrators in pre-schools
· Strengthening the practical and conceptual knowledge necessary for pre-school leaders to improve the quality and results of their activities

Acquired knowledge
The program aims to give students knowledge of institutional organization and pedagogical routines that contribute to enhanced learning and development among the children. Furthermore, the program will provide access to and understanding of scientific methods and perspectives that make it possible for students to assess the knowledge that is being developed in the pre-school sector. This includes management and development of the organization and the stimulation and development of staff, including active leadership. Consequently, the history, traditions and distinctive character of the pre-school sector are of importance.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will, as leaders, have the ability to interpret and understand the society’s demands with regard to pre-schools. The program aims at giving students the confidence and courage to lead the pre-school in the direction of an increasingly more advanced, competence-based organization.
Skills in the form of pedagogical, organizational and interpersonal relations will be given focus, in addition to the ability to investigate and assess existing theories, methods and the validity of different frameworks of understanding.

Learning outcomes - Reflection

Students will be helped to underscore the importance of children’s’ learning and development in discussions concerning the pre-school’s priorities, organization and working conditions. They will be in possession of the competence, confidence and motivation to participate in the debate concerning development of the Norwegian pre-school both internally in an international perspective. Courage and conviction will be needed to meet the challenges of a complex management situation in which professional argumentation must address issues concerning the introduction of changes and adaptations that will lead to a better Norwegian pre-school. This requires the competence and confidence to choose strategies for the development of the individual pre-school, its staff and the children’s learning and development. In addition to competence and self-confidence, students will have a reflective approach to their own identity and integrity and those of other cultures.

Course content

Programmet består av syv samlinger. En samling gjennomføres i London.
Barnehagen som samfunnsinstitusjon

Tidlig innsats
Fokus på læring
Kjennetegn på høy kvalitet
Kommunikasjon og ledelse
Makt og påvirkning
Endring og utvikling av egen praksis
Pedagogisk organisering
Analyse av egen organisasjon
Bygge et godt og motiverende arbeidsmiljø
Barnehagens betydning i et livsperspektiv
Kvalitetssikringssystem og eierstyring
Forholdet mellom barnehage og skole
Ledelse av høykvalitetsbarnehager i praksis

Endringsledelse
Leders styringsrett og handlingsrom
Ledelsesdilemmaer
Innovasjon, utvikling og endring

Økonomistyring
Strategisk ledelse
Ressursstyring
Oppgaveseminar

Ledertrening
Som en del av programmet vil bli gjennomført ledertrening for studentene. Ledertreningen vil være en kombinasjon av introduksjonsforelesninger, øvelser og tilbakemeldinger. Hensikten er å øve studentene til trygghet i krevende ledelsessituasjoner. Temaene som tas opp i dette masterprogrammet er Kommunikasjon og påvirkning, og Ledelse og makt.
I ledertreningen vil det bli arbeidet med studentenes egne ledelsesprofiler både for å vurdere hvordan en selv som leder bruker sine ressurser på en god måte og som grunnlag for å utvikle eget lederskap. Utarbeidelse av individuelle handlingsplaner og hvordan disse kan implementeres i utføringen av eget lederskap står sentralt.

Learning process and requirements to student

The program is carried out in seven modules. Personal counseling will be provided in addition to counseling during the lectures. In general, students can expect advisory counseling as opposed to evaluative counseling. Counseling time is estimated to be two hours per student taking the Master’s program as a standard program. For students taking the Master’s program as their graduating program, the time estimated for counseling is six hours per term paper.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Students are assessed through a term paper - 18 ECTS, and a take-home exam 72 h, 12 ECTS.

The take-home exam is done individually.

The term paper can be written individually or in groups of up to 3 students. Approximately 30 pages plus attachments.

Both forms of assessment must receive a passing grade for the program degree to be awarded.

Students who are taking the program as their graduating Master of Management program will be assessed as follows:
Students are evaluated through a term paper – 24 ECTS – and a take-home exam – 6 ECTS. The term paper will be written individually or in groups of up to two students. The take-home exam is individual. Both forms of assessment must receive a passing grade for the program degree to be awarded.

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

General admissions requirements:180 ECTS and 4 years’ working experience. See also admissions requirements

TypeWeightInvigilationDurationGrouping (size)Comment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 31361
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
-
100No invigilation72 Hour(s)Individual Take-home exam is done individually. 12 ECTS
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 31351
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
-
100No invigilation2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)The term paper can be written individually or in groups of up to 3 students. Approximately 30 pages plus attachments. 18 ECTS
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 31381
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
-
Resit:
-
100No invigilation72 Hour(s)Individual Graduating take-home exam is done individually. 6 ECTS
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 31371
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
-
Resit:
-
100No invigilation2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 2)Graduating term paper 24 ECTS
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No invigilation
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment: Take-home exam is done individually. 12 ECTS
Exam code: MAN 31361
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:-
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No invigilation
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:The term paper can be written individually or in groups of up to 3 students. Approximately 30 pages plus attachments. 18 ECTS
Exam code: MAN 31351
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:-
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No invigilation
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment: Graduating take-home exam is done individually. 6 ECTS
Exam code: MAN 31381
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:-
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No invigilation
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-2)
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:Graduating term paper 24 ECTS
Exam code: MAN 31371
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:-
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
400