MANAGING ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

EDU5MOC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Organisations are under pressure to change. The need for flexibility, team work, customisation and problem solving in the work context has created a need for understanding how organisations change and the way that change is managed. In this subject students will focus on educational organisations and how they are responding to social, economic and political change. The focus is on the key stakeholders, management and workers, and the way that organisational change impacts on their life and work in the organisation. Students will be introduced to change management theories, especially those relevant to educational organisations and apply the theoretical knowledge to their experiences and practices. The common focus is on how people might be enabled to deal with such changes. Recent case studies of workers whose institutions are changing are considered, together with practical strategies for the development of practical management skills.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAchieving organisational change through values alignmentRecommendedBranson, C. (2008)JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, 46(3), 376-395
ReadingsDistributed leadership and organizational change: Reviewing the evidence.RecommendedHarris, A., Leithwood, K., Day, C.,Sammons, P., & Hopkins, D. (2007)JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, 8, 337-347.
ReadingsEducational change over time? The sustainability and nonsustainability of three decades of secondary school change and continuityRecommendedHargreaves, A. & Goodson, I. (2006)EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION QUARTERLY 42(1), 3-41
ReadingsInclusive and exclusive educational change: Emotional responses of teachers and implications for leadershipRecommendedHargreaves, A.(2004)SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 24(2), 287-309
ReadingsThe Heart of ChangeRecommendedKotter, J. & Cohen, S. (2002)HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PRESS PP1-14
ReadingsThe impact of workplace remodelling on change management and working practices in English primary schools.RecommendedHammersley-Fletcher, L. (2008)SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, 28(5), 489-503.
ReadingsManage the change or it will manage you.RecommendedVoehl, F., & Harrington, (2016)CRC Press, London
ReadingsOrganisational change: Development and transformation (6th edRecommendedWaddell, D., Creed, A., Cummings, T., & Worley, C. (2016)Cengage Learning Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the process of organisational change from broad social and economic perspectives.

Activities:
Engage with compiled readings on LMS and prepare to actively contribute to class discussions. Assessment Task 1a

02. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace learning and the politics of practice and how these shape organisational change.

Activities:
Engage with compiled readings on LMS and prepare to actively contribute to class discussions. Assessment Task1b Case Study

03. Critically evaluate organisational learning as a way to manage change.

Activities:
Engage with compiled readings on LMS and prepare to actively contribute to class discussions. Assessment Task1b Case Study

04. Recognise and analyse common strategies for change seen in managers and staff during organisational change.

Activities:
Engage with compiled readings on LMS and prepare to actively contribute to class discussions. Assessment Task 2 Essay

05. Demonstrate strategies to lead and manage in a rapidly changing environment.

Activities:
Assessment Task 2 Essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 25
Three 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 12 - 25
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
Three 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.
"Online classes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1a Case Study Summary (800 words equiv)Summary of main themes in selected case study15 01, 03, 05
Assessment Task1b Case Study - Analysis and contribution to debate (1200 words)Individual provocative, analytical contribution to Case Study summary 1a25 01, 02, 03, 05
Assessment Task 2 Essay (Major Task) (approx 2500 words)Initiating a plan for change in chosen organisation context50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Assessment Task 3 - Online contribution (500 words equivalence)Ongoing fortnightly Padlet contribution10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05