Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership in a Changing Environment

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM10088
Module leader: Malcolm McGregor
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Students will define leadership and develop a critical understanding of the major theories of and approaches to leadership, with particular focus on how leadership theory can inform the practice of leadership. Students will identify and analyse the symbiotic relationship between theory and practice through consideration of leaders and followers, leadership development and the contextual nature of leadership. Students will examine the principles of dynamic, effective leadership and develop an understanding of the role of a leader in developing organisational success through consideration of leadership ethics, organisational change, talent management, innovation management and managing performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse different ways of defining and conceptualizing leadership
LO2: Critically review different leadership theories and understand the impact of leadership on followers, organisations and performance
LO3: Identify and analyse the role of the leader in promoting organisational success through organisational change, talent management, innovation management and performance management
LO4: Outline and critically examine the impact of internal and external influences on leadership practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer O'Neil
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;
Aspects which have been considered important in designing the learning materials include;
- module aims and learning outcomes
- clear and early communication of assessment strategies
- teaching and learning approaches which give students opportunities to build confidence and communicate that confidence.
- strategies that encourage the students' capacity to look at the overall process and not look at the individual components (workshops) in isolation
- Making provision for peer group support and interactions, whether a student is studying on or off campus.

LO 1 will be achieved through case study analysis and review of best practice. L0 2 will utilise current thinking on academic models and theories and apply them to business to map areas of excellence and scope for improvement.

L03-4 will be explored using a participative approach to teaching and learning in lectures and the tutorials. These sessions will make use of lecture input, case studies, small and large group discussions, class exercises and presentations.

Learning will be supported by module materials, a recommended text, directed reading of articles, books and on-line publications via WebCT. Students are given weekly directed reading and will be expected to prepare for classes in advance by reading a selection of cases and articles.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
The assessment strategy for the module is to develop students' organisation skills, their critical analysis and reflective skills and other employability skills. Students will continue to 'learn how to learn' through direction to other sources of information - they will learn how to seek out information, evaluate the validity, currency, quality and relevance of the information they source from the Internet. The students will be engaging in group discussions/debate and presentations, encouraging the development of critical thinking, verbal p

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1, 2 AND 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3 - 4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM10088 - Leadership in a Changing Environment