LSMDML-Management in ELT

Module Provider: English Language and Applied Linguistics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Erhan Aslan

Email: erhan.aslan@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module aims to introduce students to key management concepts and principles; to develop an awareness of the importance of management practices in ELT; to provide students with criteria for evaluating their own and other people's management practices; to establish a basis for further development as a manager.

Aims:
This module aims to introduce students to key management concepts and principles; to develop an awareness of the importance of management practices in ELT; to provide students with criteria for evaluating their own and other people's management practices; to establish a basis for further development as a manager.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • relate different approaches to management to their work;
  • relate management processes to organisational culture;
  • distinguish between strategic, tactical and operational management;
  • critically apply marketing and quality assurance principles and practices;
  • interpret and explain basic financial information;
  • apply theories of motivation to work performance;
  • apply cultural dimensions to analysing and explaining issues arising in the multicultural workplace;
  • analyse management problems by reference to relevant management concepts and principles.

Additional outcomes:
The module will promote the development of autonomous learning skills through engagement with distance study module materials. Students should also perform more effectively as managers and members of a team; make well informed management decisions in their own workplace; communicate more effectively with members of their own organisation; appraise their own and other people's performance; apply the principles of good practice in managing staff;

Outline content:
The module covers the following topics: defining management; strategy and objectives; tactical management; marketing and Quality Assurance; finance for the non-financial manager; budgeting and costing; organisations; teams and team work; motivation; recruitment and performance evaluation; conflict and management; managing interculturally and managing change.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students work through specifically written distance study module materials, doing tasks and reading commentaries on those tasks. They also receive core readings in the form of selected articles and a core textbook. The module tutor can be contacted by e-mail, letter or phone.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study: 50 50 100
       
Total hours by term 50 50 100
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
A 3,000-4,000 word assignment

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:
Re-examination by coursework to be submitted for the next appropriate distance study submission deadline.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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