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EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

Instructor: Dr Algirdas Makarevicius

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course consists of 32 hours (four weeks).

The course will be conducted on Saturdays and on Sundays (four hours on Saturday afternoon and four hours on Sunday morning).

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for school principals and senior teachers. The aim of the course is to improve quality and effectiveness of school management by introducing contemporary Western methods of educational administration, as well as providing practical assistance in the field of communication in the workplace, staff development, management and teaching.

 

WEEKS

THEMES

BASIC ISSUES

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Organizational Administration

 

 

Introduction to course.

Types of schools in Western countries.

Organization and effective administration.

Systems thinking techniques.

Effective planning and administration.

Marketing and planning. Contracts. Case studies. Termination of employment and renewal of contract. Time management.

Change management. Case studies.

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Problems of Organizational Communication

Effective flow of communication.

Induction. Channels.

The aims of meetings. Types of meetings. Case studies.

Interviews: employing/recruiting/interviewing.

Knowledge management and communication.

Staff development and human resource management. Case studies.

Conflict resolution in the workplace.

Case studies.

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Educational Policies and Educational Reforms

The aims of training and development in a modern school. Two cultures.

Teaching and learning methodologies: a comparative analysis between Chinese and Western styles. Case studies.

Large and small classes.

Problems related to rote teaching.

How teachers teach the wrong things?

Learning based on creativity. Case studies.

Problem-based learning and active learning.

Case studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Worldwide Pedagogical Trends

Instructional theories and their practical significance. Learning theory. Instructional design.

Learning theories in education and psychology. Understanding the process of learning and teaching: what teachers teach and what students learn? Case studies.

The role of a textbook in learning, teaching and education. Case studies.

Problems of curriculum development.

Memory, learning and assessment.

Types of memory and how to use them effectively in teaching, learning and administration. Case studies.

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

PowerPoint presentations

Handouts

Recommended websites

 

Designed by Dr Algirdas Makarevicius

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