EDLS550 Educational Change and School Reform (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



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.

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will understand and be able to
- 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

Study materials

To be specified in the Study Programme.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item