Module code: GCAM009

Module provider

Surrey Institute of Education

Module Leader

LYGO-BAKER Simon (Sy Inst Educ)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CASE STUDY (2,500 - 3,000 WORDS) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • This module aims to: encourage participants to reflect upon their own academic history and professional activity as a way of contextualising their development and professional identity as a ‘leader and developer of others'.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1  Analyse their own trajectories into academic leadership through a process of autoethnography, enabling them to articulate their developer identity P
2  Critically reflect on the role of the academic leader in a disciplinary and interdisciplinary context  KC
3 Place the role of the academic leader into their own national Higher Education context and regulatory frameworks where they exist, e.g. UKPSF P
4 Examine the role(s) of the academic leader as a support service; change agent; advocate and scholar - at the level of the individual and the institution KP
5  Critique the utility of the concept of ‘communities of practice' in the context of academic leaders as ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Higher Education MA 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.