DM3004-Negotiated Group Learning

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Dr Dorota Bourne

Email: dorota.bourne@henley.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module prepares students for the final stages of the CMDA programme and the End Point Assessment (EPA). By reviewing the learning from previous years against the Levy standard and EPA portfolio requirements, students will be guided through the completion of their portfolio and prepared for its submission at the end of the programme. The module will also prepare students for the final EPA interview where the final project report is presented and discussed.


Aims:

This module builds on knowledge related to communication and decision making skills introduced in previous years of the programme, most notably in Personal Effectiveness modules in years 1, 2 and 3. The context of this module is the innovation, improvement and organisational impact explored in the final project (submitted in the Work Based Module 3).  Students will be exercising and finessing their communication skills in order to present their project and ideas to the wider audience including peers, employers and external stakeholders. Throughout, they will be expected to address the complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty that underpin their work and chosen topic. They will also be expected to demonstrate a systematic knowledge of their chosen topic and present it in a clear and convincing manner.



The module aims to prepare students to:




  1. Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly using oral, written and digital channels and platforms.

  2. Use active listening and open questioning to structure conversations and discussions, and able to challenge when appropriate

  3. Manage and chair meetings and clearly present actions and outcomes.

  4. Apply influencing and persuading skills in organisational politics and personal interactions.


Assessable learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:




  1. Evaluate different types of communication and the application of these; analyse their strengths and weaknesses in different contexts.

  2. Be able to maintain personal presence in a range of contexts and present to large groups.


Additional outcomes:

Students will also:




  1. Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly using oral, written and digital channels and platforms. 

  2. Use active listening and open questioning to structure conversations and discussions, and be able to challenge when appropriate.

  3. Manage and chair meetings and clearly present actions and outcomes.

  4. Apply influencing and persuading skills, to the dynamics and politics of personal interactions.

  5. Demonstrate systematic and critical understanding of the chosen topic recognising its complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty, leading to insights which positively impact their organisation.

  6. Articulate the practical application and managerial implications of academic findings. 


Outline content:

Students will work closely with the apprenticeship tutor and their organisational sponsor. They will work on refining and shaping their projects and ideas for broader audience. They will also reflect on their learning, personal and professional development throughout the whole programme in order to finalise their EPA portfolio of evidence. Future learning and development will also be explored. Upon completion they will present their findings and their practical impact to relevant stakeholders .


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Students will be guided, but not directed in their investigations. A formal learning pathway is provided consisting of both self-directed learning, online sessions and live face to face workshops. Students will be guided by the course facilitators as well as the apprenticeship tutor. The students will also be required to demonstrate knowledge through presentations and group discussions.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 21
Work-based learning 86
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (directed) 20
    Preparation for presentations 15
    Essay preparation 40
    Reflection 18
       
Total hours by term 200 0 0
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

A 2,000 words assignment.


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

40%


Reassessment arrangements:

By resubmission of coursework to the same brief


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 9 September 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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