Module title: Leadership and Identity

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

Module code: INF11113
Module leader: Sally Smith
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sally Smith
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Class contact lectures are limited to full day sessions of one per month for three months during which most of the core materials are delivered (all LOs). Reading exercises are expected to be completed throughout the semester but particularly in preparation before the the full day sessions. These readings will also enable the students to develop[ their understanding as independent learners (all LOs). Discussion groups/tutorials will take place electronically via the VLE, WebEx or Skype for at least one hour per week allowing in-depth consideration of the material and the evaluation of relevant academic and research materials (all LOs). These will allow the sharing of views and ideas as well as facilitating questions and discussions. The lecture programme is enhanced where possible by input from guest speakers during the full day sessions.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Module assessment is achieved by continuous assessment instruments each worth 50% of the final mark. The first requires students to examine leadership and identity theories through a review of three research papers together with a reflection on their own personal leadership skills audit (2000 words). (LO1,2)

The second assessment will be a report that theoretically or practically explores leadership development either within students’ own organisations or using an external organisation as a case study. To provide a focus students will select a topic from a list drawn from all the taught elements of the module. The selected topic may be refined or extended in consultation with the module leader. The deliverable for this coursework is the submission of a paper in the style of a fully referenced article (3000 words). (LO 3,4)


Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Module assessment is achieved by continuous assessment instruments each worth 50% of the final mark. The first requires students to examine leadership and identity theories through a review of three research papers together with a reflection on their own personal leadership skills audit (2000 words). (LO1,2)

The second assessment will be a report that theoretically or practically explores leadership development either within students’ own organisations or using an external organisation as a case study. To provide a focus students will select a topic from a list drawn from all the taught elements of the module. The selected topic may be refined or extended in consultation with the module leader. The deliverable for this coursework is the submission of a paper in the style of a fully referenced article (3000 words). (LO 3,4)



Summative Assessment:
as above

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 90
Online Tutorial 12
Online Seminar 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 62
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 2,3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 60 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of the module is to build leadership capability through analysis of the multiple facets of professional identity. The module draws upon current research to consider identity and professional identity in the context of modern organisations.

The module focuses on leadership identity as one aspect of a professional identity. It covers the evolution of leadership theories from contingency models through transformational leadership to recent models of dispersed leadership.

Leadership theories are explored reflexively to provide contextual learning and situated in change management.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
LO1: Critically evaluate current theories of leadership and leadership styles
LO2: Analyse professional and organisational identity and its impact on workplace behaviour
LO3: Develop leadership capability through consideration of context, specific techniques and self-reflection
LO4: Situate learning through analysing organisational imperatives in the context of self-identification

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Leadership and Identity