MAN 5131 Management of Employment Law for Headmasters

MAN 5131 Management of Employment Law for Headmasters

Course code: 
MAN 5131
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Gina Bråthen
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMM - School management, Specialisation
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Master of Management i School Management in which MAN 5XXX Leadership and Change comprises the foundation of the programme and MAN 5XXX together with 3 other courses of 15 credits each fill it out.  This course can be taken part time or as a component of the programme.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students will get an insight into legal method and work-related sources of law while applying these in practice.

Through the course students will develop an understanding of the rules of law that govern a headmaster’s rights and obligations in employment proceedings, the hiring of teachers, giving notice to employees of the school, loyalty and freedom of speech and general rights of pupils, including pupils’ right to a proper psychosocial school environment. 

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will have command of the appropriate legal method and be able to identify relevant legal issues that can come to play in their daily working routines.  They will be able to apply relevant working and pupil-related legal frameworks such that they can make decisions and resolutions that advance the welfare of the school, the pupils and the employees. They will also be able identify issues that require legal assistance from the school owner.  

Learning Outcome - Reflection

Students will develop a conscious ethical approach to the legal standards that support substantive law and procedure such that their purpose is realized to the greatest extent possible. They will develop a conscious approach to the rules and agreements that govern the relationship between the parties involved in a working relationship and respect these.

Course content

List of topics and modules
Module One: Distinguishing traits of employment legislation, legal method, the headmaster’s governing principles, the objectives and principles of good case administration, the concept of best qualified in hiring staff according to the Education Act and rules governing case administration in the hiring process.    

This module will take up legal method, especially as it applies to working rights, pupils’ rights and the headmaster’s governing rights.  In addition, the legal concept of “best qualified” in the hiring process will be looked into, including rules governing priority and case administration in the hiring process of positions in the public sector.

Module Two: Duty of loyalty and freedom of speech, job protection, including case administration of job protection cases, workforce (overstaffing) and conflict resolution.

The module will go through the most essential elements of the Working Environment Act and tariff agreements that impact job protection and workforce cuts.  In addition, focus will be put on case administration of these kinds of issues, including conflict resolution.  Relevant legal custom and usage and comments from the Parliamentary Ombudsman regarding the same resolutions will be looked into, including the unwritten rule regarding duty of loyalty and the Constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

Module Three: Tariff law, pupils’ rights and the school’s liability for compensation and expulsion

The most important rules regarding pupils’ rights will be looked into in this module, including pupils’ right to a proper psychosocial environment in accordance with Education Act, the school’s rights in cases involving the expulsion of pupils, school owners’ liability for teachers’ negligent behaviour and an overview of tariff law in the school sector. Relevant legal custom and usage the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s commentary will be reviewed.     

Module Four: Skills training

This module focuses on the inter-human element of the working environment.  A negative working environment can damage the coordination and motivation of staff, as well as being a reason for the failure of working processes. Skills training in this module will thus focus on conflict resolution, in other words how conflicts develop and how they can be solved.  The school leader will therefore be introduced to tools for managing conflict constructively by, among other things, approaching serious personal conflict in a formally correct fashion. The training will be carried out individually and in groups.

Learning process and requirements to students

The programme consists of four course modules, totalling 75 hours.

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

Introduction to using Lovdata

Qualifications

You have a Bachelor’s or the equivalent – 180 approved credits from a college or university. 

You are at least 25 years old.

You have four years of work experience full time.  Three years of work experience are required for applicants with a Master’s.

Required prerequisite knowledge

General admission requirements: 180 ECTS, 4 years of work experience. See other admission requirements.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51311
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No72 Hour(s)Individual A written 72-hour case-based home exam that is to be solved individually accounts for 40 percent. Both exams must be passed in order to be awarded a certificate in the programme.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51312
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)A term paper to be solved by up to 3 students accounts for 60 percent.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:A written 72-hour case-based home exam that is to be solved individually accounts for 40 percent. Both exams must be passed in order to be awarded a certificate in the programme.
Exam code:MAN 51311
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:A term paper to be solved by up to 3 students accounts for 60 percent.
Exam code:MAN 51312
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100