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Having completed this module, students will be enabled to:
- be articulate about the school effectiveness movement and what it has contributed to the field of school improvement, while being able to locate such implications in a 'glocal' context
-be familiar with and highly critical of research a variety or research designs, data analysis and interpretation of evidence with a view to being a critical consumer of published research, while being better informed as to the strengths and limitations of such offerings, particularly when weighed against school context
- be able to advise colleagues at the level of the school and beyond as to the strengths and limitations of various approaches to school effectiveness and improvement
- be able to undertake a selected literature review on a particular aspect of school effectiveness literature and to provide a critical analysis of the manner in which evidence has been presented, analysed and the extent to which conclusions are warranted by that evidence, while indicating also the implications of such evidence for classroom and school realities
- be more articulate about the role of research in terms of its potential to influence the policy making process
- position oneself within the field of school effectiveness and to find an accommodation between evidence and decision-making at the level of the school
- provide a constructive critique of the nexus between school effectiveness and school improvement, and its possible futures.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: End of module assignment, 3,500 words in length||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Group Project: Group Presentation: Online presentation embracing critique of a selected article and its implications for school leadership. Varies over the trimester||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Written feedback is provided to individual students aligned with the learning outcomes provided to students at the commencement of the module and assessment criteria communicated when the details of assignment tasks are issued.