School Development II
School Development II is the final program of the Masters degree in Schoolleadership.
While the Masters degree in School Leaderships first year gives a broad overview and perspective of schools effectiveness, school management and strategies for school development, School Development I and II to a greater extent put focus on the pedagogical, institutional and social conditions for making a school in which pupils learn more. In these programmes the most important factors that impact the schools quality are reviewed and discussed. School Development I focuses on the pedagogical and didactic conditions for schools effectiveness, while School Development II takes up the institutional and social conditions for the effectiveness of the school.
In this programme, both the organizational and social conditions for effective school development are taken up. Topics in focus are the schools culture, cooperative relationships within and between schools, the school as an arena of learning and the societys framework conditions for school development, accountability and technology. The programme includes a study period at UC Berkeley.
Strategic development of your own school
Management of strategic processes in your own school
Pupils learning support
Teaching for increased learning
Pupils involvement in their own learning
Organizational conditions for increased learning
Norms for learning
Teaching support and teaching quality
(takes place in California)
Use of observation protocols
The school leaders social network
Use of data for pupils learning
The principals influence on pupils learning
Presentation of action plans for increased learning in your own school
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