M Ed (Educational Leadership)

The main objective of the course is to provide a general understanding of educational management system of Nepal with reference to theoretical perspective of education management. The course also reviews the current reform initiatives in school level management of Nepal and supplements students’ understanding with extensive reviews on the best practices in education management in other countries. Students will be encouraged to relate education management theories in the context of education reform initiatives. Apart from theoretical waves of educational leadership and management this course also focuses on historical waves like the causative and evolutionary factors giving birth to contemporary issues and trends in educational leadership and management. In this course students are expected to review the current trends and issues related to school education, higher education including teacher education, special education and technical and vocational education and management challenges associated with these sub sector programs. In this course, students will be engaged in accessing information and understanding educational practices in international arena and discuss issues and challenges encountered by Nepal’s sub-sectors of education. Students will review the best practices in education management in other countries and gain insights in reforming Nepal’s education management system.  Students are also expected to review recent research related to international practices in education management and make presentations from these reviews.

This course is designed to cultivate understanding of students on philosophical, theoretical and research based meanings of entrepreneurship and to encourage learners to become innovative, reflective and entrepreneurial leaders in academia who can prove themselves as entrepreneurs through pragmatic leading skills and their unique patterns of work. This course is expected to be useful to dig out entrepreneurial opportunities in academia, map out changing contexts in educational setting and to address those changing contexts using entrepreneurial activities. This course is expected to be helpful to prepare innovative educational business plans applicable in academic market, develop the capacity to explore opportunities for academic entrepreneurship explore innovative ways of thinking in order to develop their own theory about what it means to be entrepreneur leaders in education. Students in this course are expected to develop their reflective skills and persuasive arguments, active listening, critical thinking and to implement entrepreneurial activities in academia in order to have hands on experiences and learn lessons.