Organisational Effectiveness, Improvement and Transformation

Module code: ED7588

In this module you will explore current thinking on how organisations are judged as effective or improving. You will be introduced to, and challenged to critique, contemporary research in these areas. We will focus on drawing out the practical implications of these literatures and you will engage, through data collection and online activities, with the views of colleagues both in your own local context and globally. By the end of the module, you will be equipped with evidence-based ideas on how to develop your own organisation.

Topics covered

  • Effective organisations
  • Improving organisations
  • Transforming organisations in different educational settings


  • 15 hours of seminars
  • 3 hours of tutorials
  • 30 hours of fieldwork
  • 252 hours of guided independent study


  • Reflective journal, 1,000 words (20%)
  • Written assignment, 4,000-5,000 words (80%)