Strategic educational management

Course Code: ME2301 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences - Masters • Field of study: Educational management
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Seminar tutor: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

To know and apply the analysis and design techniques in strategic educational management: resource-needs analysis, context analysis, SWOT analysis, PEST analysis, task analysis, discrepancy analysis, cost analysis.
To know and promote the attributes of strategic thinking and other models of thinking compatible with strategic management
To elaborate an institutional strategic plan for a given school institution

Course Entry Requirements:

General management. Conceptual and methodological foundamentals

Course contents:

1. Fundamental concepts
1.1. Strategy, strategic system, strategic management.
1.2. Strategic thinking - decisive factor of strategic management:
2. Analysis and design techniques in strategic educational management
2.1. Education needs analysis
2.2. Analysis and administration of educational resources
2.3. Contextual analysis techniques:the SWOT analysis
2.4. Cost and sustainability analysis of the strategy.
3. Pedagogical design and strategic planning
3.1. Pedagogical design - a component of strategic planning:
3.2. Institutional strategic planning

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Examples, Conversation, Exercise, Algorithmization, Academic controversy

Learning outcomes:

- To Make a paper / presentation on one of the topics or sub-topics in the subjects of the discipline.
- Conduct a case study (“Ideal School”) of a school institution based on the resource-needs analysis of that institution.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Develop a portfolio of tools and applications in accordance with the specified requirements as outcomes.

Recommended reading:

Anne Campbell & Lin Norton, Learning, Teaching and Assessing in Higher Education: Developing Reflective Practice, Learning Matters, London, 2010, 5-80.
Tony Bush & Marianne Coleman, Leadership and Strategic Management in Education, SAGE Publications Ltd, London, 2000, 5-120.
Allan R. Odden, Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education: Improving Instructional Practice and Student Learning in Schools, Routledge, New York, 2011, 5-100.