Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After the course a student will be able to 1) explain a concept of paradigm and different constructivist views on social reality, and contemporary concepts of leadership, 2) recognize contextual and relational nature of human agency, 3) practice dialogic and constructive communication in various social settings (pair, small group, large group), 4) review critically leadership related social concepts, rhetoric, and practices, 5) reflect critically on his/her personal experiences, relational practices, meaning making, and thinking on leadership, and 6) understand how leadership related skills and practices can be learned and developed both individually and collectively
Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 06.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jari Ylitalo
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Ylitalo
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The course familiarizes the students with constructive and relational leadership theories and frameworks. Different approaches to leadership are critically examined by the students both separately through their own thinking and collectively in group discussions. These frameworks and their different aspects are utilized in analyzing and interpreting personal leadership experiences, and generic leadership related phenomena and practices. The course emphasizes the student's personal development through relational discourse, appreciative argumentation, and reflection. Towards the end of the course the students are expected to have constructed a personalized view on leadership and elaborated a preliminary plan of their personal development as a leader.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lectures, workshops, written assignments.
Lectures 24-27h; preparatory readings, exercises and assignments: 107-110 h.
Appropriate scientific articles, other relevant texts
Substitutes for Courses
Substitutes the course TU-53.1211 or TU-53.1220.
TU-C1010 Individual in groups/TU-C1011 Groupwork and organizing, and TU-C3021 Managing knowledge and knowledge-intensive organizations or similar.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
5 Gender Equality
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
10 Reduced Inequality
17 Partnerships for the Goals