EDLS550 Educational Change and School Reform (5 cr)
The course focuses on the core elements of organizational change within education in the increasingly complex society of today: change in the organizational culture; interconnectivity between educational change and school improvement; school/organizational reform; change as a process; tensions and paradoxes related to change; and collaborative leadership dynamics as a catalyst for change.
Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.
Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.
- apply the elements essential for successful educational change and reform
- understand how (social) complexity impacts on (the planning and implementation of?) educational reforms, and especially on leadership
- recognize the role of tensions and paradoxes in an educational change and/or reform process
- understand the role of leadership in the process of improving educational outcomes