Module title: Leadership in a Changing Environment (Online)

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

Module code: HRM10488
Module leader: Ciarán McFadden
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ciarán McFadden
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
- You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
- To support your learning, you will have access to:
- A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
- Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
- A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key points
- Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
- Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
- Podcasts/podcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
- Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
- Case Studies and outline solutions
- Online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
- Self-Assessment Questions
- Reflective Exercises
- End of Unit Progress tests
- Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
- Examples of assessments - & outline solutions
- A database of Frequently Asked Questions

The module comprises ten units of learning, with reflective questions at the end of each unit, which cover LO 1-4
In addition, LO 1 will be achieved through case study analysis and review of best practice. L0 2 will utilise current thinking on academic

Formative Assessment:
Assessments promote student motivation through application of knowledge and ability to personalize learning through selecting specific areas of interest.

Each assessment encourages students to be innovative and engage in deep learning around the topic.
The End of Unit progress test - (normally 10 questions at the end of each unit, testing your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit x 10) – 10% of final module mark. (LO 1-4)

The first coursework element will be in the form of an individual report on a chosen case study of leadership practice (Los 1, 2 and 4). In order to aid students early feedback will be provided.

LOs 3 and 4 will be assessed by a report which allows students the opportunity to apply the theory and practice of leadership to organizational issues. This assessment will allow students to interpret, integrate and apply their in-depth knowledge of course content and demonstrate higher level learning skills (such as the ability to evaluate, synthesise and analyse).


Summative Assessment:
Assessments promote student motivation through application of knowledge and ability to personalize learning through selecting specific areas of interest.

Each assessment encourages students to be innovative and engage in deep learning around the topic.
The End of Unit progress test - (normally 10 questions at the end of each unit, testing your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit x 10) – 10% of final module mark. (LO 1-4)

The first coursework element will be in the form of an individual report on a chosen case study of leadership practice (Los 1, 2 and 4). In order to aid students early feedback will be provided.

LOs 3 and 4 will be assessed by a report which allows students the opportunity to apply the theory and practice of leadership to organizational issues. This assessment will allow students to interpret, integrate and apply their in-depth knowledge of course content and demonstrate higher level learning skills (such as the ability to evaluate, synthesise and analyse).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1 - 4 2 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1, 2, 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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

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