Leadership for the learning community

This module starts by considering the question: what do we mean by learning? It then goes on to consider the implications for leaders and managers if they are to promote effective learning and the role of the wider community in supporting and enabling learning.

Topics covered

The role of the staff within a school, college or educational system is key to success, and this module considers two ways in which human resource management links to learning and the implications of this for leaders and managers. The importance of continuing professional development for staff and the support and growth of learning communities is stressed.

Learning outcomes

The module considers the importance of practitioners both using available research evidence and data from outside and from inside the institution and system.


Two-hour 15 minute unseen written paper and coursework.