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Lessons in programme leadership from two cases of designing new interdisciplinary master’s programmes

Quinlan, Kathleen M. and Gangogtokh, Orkhon (2018) Lessons in programme leadership from two cases of designing new interdisciplinary master’s programmes. In: Supporting programme leadership: SEDA Special 39. Seda Special . Staff and Educational Development Association. ISBN 978-1-902435-61-9. (KAR id:66891)


Drawing on an adaptation of Quinlan’s (2014) model of leadership for learning in higher education, we analyse two case studies of the process of designing postgraduate interdisciplinary taught programmes in a research-intensive university in the UK (Gantogtokh, Quinlan 2017), focusing on the leadership required for interdisciplinary curriculum design. First, we focus on the organisational structures and processes these leaders put in place to support programme development. Second, we consider the personal characteristics of the leaders, focusing on how they built relationships with module leaders representing diverse disciplinary communities. Finally, we identify examples of knowledge about learning, teaching and assessment these programme leaders used. We conclude with implications for programme leaders and educational leadership development.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: programme leadership, course leadership, higher education, interdisciplinarity
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen Quinlan
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 11:28 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 08:57 UTC
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