Dec 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EAD 647 - Organizational Learning and Development

This course is designed to support doctoral students in the art of reading and understanding organizational life.  It is based on the premise that theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that lead us to understand and manage organizations in distinctive and, sometimes, complementary ways.  A central goal of the course is to enable students to think critically about organizations by learning to use various theoretical models and lenses.  The challenge of the course is to become skilled in the are of finding fresh ways of seeing the situations that we want to organize, manage and, hopefully, lead.  Class readings and activities will provide the basis for the analysis of specific organizational issues within educational settings.  Different theories of organizations will be applied using a case study approach in schools and districts with an emphasis on the ramifications for school leadership and ultimately student learning.

Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment in EdD in Educational Leadership program or by permission.

Credits: 3