Evaluating Practice in Leadership and Management

Module details

Title:
Evaluating Practice in Leadership and Management
Code:
MOD002227
Version number:
1
Date amended:
03/08/2009
Level:
7
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Steven Walker
Department:
School of Education and Social Care
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

This module seeks to enable students to critically evaluate an area of practice, policy or service delivery in order to promote development and/or improvement to their specialist area (i.e. 'Leadership and management', 'Working with children, young people their families and carers.', 'Working with adults'). Managers and leaders need to be able to think strategically about the area of focus, identify the significant stakeholders, consider the internal and external environment in which they lead and manage, and evaluate how a change in practice, policy or service delivery will impact on people who use services. Students need to examine the evidence base relevant to their evaluation report and focus on best practice in an inter-professional context. This module takes as a starting point the 'Whole Systems Approach' for Leadership and Management (Skills for Care, 2006): partnership, evaluation, research and the impact on the individual and the organisation. Candidates will be required to work with their employers to identify an area of practice, policy or service delivery that needs evaluation and which can be disseminated within the workplace. Candidates are also required to present their evaluation report (duly anonymised) within the University setting as part of their assessment.

Outline content

- Evidence based practice - Developing policy - Designing services within legislation to meet the need of service users - Implementing change - Evaluation - The Whole Systems Approach

Key texts/literature

Carnall, C.A. (2007) Managing Change in Complex Organisations. Pearson Education. Evans, T. & Harris, J. (2004) Street Level Bureaucracy, Social Work and the (Exaggerated) Death of Discretion. British Journal of Social Work 34(6), 871-895. Gill, R. (2006) Theory and Practice of Leadership. London: Sage Molyneux, J.(2001) Interprofessional Team Working: What makes teams work well. Journal of Interprofessional Care 15.1 Social Work Research. http://www.socialworkers.org/research/default.asp Webb, S.A. (2001) Some Considerations on the Validity of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work. British Journal of Social Work 31:57-79. Johnson, K. and Williams, I. (2007) Managing Change and Uncertainty in Social Work and Social Care. Dorset: Russell House Publishing Skills for Care (2006) The 'whole systems' model for leadership and management. Skills for Care. Skills for Care http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk

Specialist learning resources

None

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically appraise theories relating to the development of service provision and the implementation of complex change
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate and evaluate knowledge of service delivery through evidence based practice in a multi-professional arena within relevant policy and context frameworks
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically explore, develop and implement effective ways of working in networks across organisation, sector and professional boundaries, taking responsibility for identifying, analysing and resolving complex issues, problems and barriers, promoting partnership, collaboration, inter-professional teamwork, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary communication, and ensuring the delivery of integrated and person centred service
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Manage aspects of complex change processes, including those involving other professions or other agencies, in the context of professional practice, professional management, professional education and training or applied professional research

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 40
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 3 University workshops - initial & final workshop with wider student group; midway workshop with specialist area supervisor On-Line support; One to one tutorials
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 260
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Evaluation Report; Presentation
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002227
Method: Coursework
Details: Evaluation Report; 6000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD002227
Method: Verbal Or Visual
Details: Final Presentation; 20 minutes Video recorded
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 40
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: 3 University workshops - initial & final workshop with wider student group; midway workshop with specialist area supervisor On-Line support; One to one tutorials
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 260
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Evaluation Report; Presentation
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD002227
Method: Coursework
Details: Evaluation Report; 6000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD002227
Method: Verbal Or Visual
Details: Final Presentation; 20 minutes Video recorded
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100