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ED3047: MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on using relevant principles to develop management competencies and understanding of the impact of change on professional roles and responsibilities within an Education and Childcare setting. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

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  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will enable the student to investigate operational and strategic concepts associated with change. The student will also investigate the role of inter-disciplinary approaches within childcare and education settings. The content will cover:
  • the impact of change
  • the impact of management style and its effect on the learning environment
  • the necessary components of a stimulating learning environment to enable the planning of a coherent and progressive programme in relation to current curriculum guidance
  • comparative study of approaches to develop a broad knowledge of the relevant roles of other professionals
  • inter-disciplinary collaboration and inclusive practice, including a detailed study of an aspect of inter-disciplinary working relevant to the student's own practice
  • effective strategies for management of conflict, problem-solving, decision making, team building and working
  • the creation, development and implementation of a personal action plan

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Written assessment two 3,000 words. Part A and Part B must be completed successfully.

Resubmission of failed components of written assignment.

Formative Assessment

Students are required to collaborate online and give formative feedback within their action learnng sets. Tutors also give written formative feedback on Part A of the course assignment, prior to students undertaking Part B.


In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment, and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessment is provided to students (typically within 4 weeks of submission). Feedback can highlight strengths and gives clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face or telephone tutorials can be arranged for studetns who require additional support.

Course Learning Outcomes


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