Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership, Learning and Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11409
Module leader: Sophie Morrell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

Leadership Learning and Development is concerned with enabling you to assess your own leadership skills and prior learning in respect to carrying out an organisational analysis. It will develop your higher level leadership skills and knowledge, enabling you to promote reflective management practice and make a positive contribution within an organisation and transfer these skills to new situations. You will commence your studies with a critical evaluation of the theories of leadership and management, which provides the context for examining learning and development processes and procedures. It examines external and internal influences and relationships on leadership development, with a particular emphasis on organisational learning and knowledge management. The module concludes with evaluating the individual level development of enhanced personal competence and capability; and at the organisational level with enhanced effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: establish an understanding of leadership and management roles in relation to learning and development LO2: exhibit a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of learning styles, skills and contexts
LO3: display a critical awareness of the scope and range of leadership learning and development processes and procedures
LO4: critically evaluate the impact of external influences on learning and development including the strategic management of knowledge and organisational learning

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sophie Morrell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The teaching style and mixture of activities are designed to help you cultivate a variety of skills, whilst drawing on your previous knowledge and experiences. Discussions in either small or larger groups during virtual class sessions will enhance communication and team-working skills. Research skills, critical thinking skills and information retrieval skills will be developed in preparation for class discussions, end of unit tests and the final assessment. Scholarship skills – particularly developing writing style, referencing and synthesis of sources - will be enhanced in preparation for the final assessment. Working through the unit content will harness an ability to engage in independent learning.
Additional resources will be available in the virtual learning environment to ensure that there is a variety of learning methods to suit different styles. All content is made available in advance to support preparation for class discussions. Additional learning support needs are organised on an individual basis and may draw on specialised support.
This module draws on international examples and case studies of leadership, learning and development practice and draws on the global perspectives of a diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided in virtual class discussions, particularly in relation to the discussions on unit content.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment takes the form of a set of end of unit tests and a final essay that is in two parts and draws together key elements of learning from across the module. The final assessment will require you to apply key theories and/ or models to leadership, learning and development issues, draw on your own personal experiences (if applicable) and support your essay with reference to key academic sources. Clear guidance will be given in terms of structure and marking criteria.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 12
Online Guided independent study 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 10 1-4 13 , WORDS= 4000
Essay 90 3-4 13 HOURS= 05.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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