MQM1PEU-Personal Effectiveness 1: Understanding Myself and Others

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Mrs Andrea Tresidder

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is the first in a series of three to support students personal development.  

The module encourages students to develop self-awareness, and reflect on their core values and drivers. Students will reflect upon their own learning, performance and achievement, and plan for their personal, educational and career development. 


In this module, students will develop a better understanding of themselves and their interactions with others.  


The module aims to: 

  • Develop self-awareness in relations to self and others 

  • Encourage students to better understand their own personal values and beliefs 

  • Support students to reflect on their own performance and plan for ongoing personal development 

  • Give an understanding of learning styles and apply to self and others 

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, it is expected that programme members may be able to demonstrate their ability in the following areas: 

To know and understand: 

  • Demonstrate self-awareness as an independent, reflective and self-critical learner in a wide range of learning contexts and be able to apply learning to new situations 

  • Recognise different learning styles and apply to self and others  

  • Understand the nature and process of personal development and recognise the value of personal development for themselves and organisations 

  • Know how to set achievable goals and monitor progress towards these 


  • Reflect on own performance, identifying and acting on learning and development needs  

  • Create Personal Development Plan and demonstrate ongoing commitment to personal development  

Additional outcomes:


  • Understand impact on others 

  • Articulate Organizational purpose and values 

  • Being confident in knowing core values  


  • Open, approachable, authentic, and able to build trust with others 

  • Seeks the views of others and values diversity internally and externally 

  • Positive and adaptable, responding well to feedback and need for change 

Outline content:

The module covers the following topics: 

  • Self-awareness in relation to self and others 

  • Personal Development Planning and goal setting for self 

  • Learning styles 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Teaching and learning takes place through a blended learning approach. The teaching and learning methods comprise a combination of self-study via a range of online materials on the Canvas learning platform, weekly one-hour virtual seminars with a Learning Coach, and face-to-face workshops with Faculty. 

Materials on Canvas include content on-screen, videos, PowerPoint presentations, journal articles, book chapters, practical activities and reflection points. &nbs p;

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 6
Supervised time in studio/workshop 7
Work-based learning 64
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 14
    Wider reading (directed) 42
    Preparation for seminars 9
    Essay preparation 50
    Reflection 8
Total hours by term 200 0 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Report 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:

No examination 

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One 1,500 word individual assignment, to be submitted as per the submission schedule for the cohort. 

One 500 word individual personal development plan, to be submitted as per the submission schedule for the cohort.  

Formative assessment methods:

Facilitated learning activities are undertaken during the seminars and workshops, including formative feedback on these activities.  

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: 

Assessment requirements for a pass:


Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment by 100% assignment, capped at 40%. 

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Required textbooks - cost tbc

Last updated: 22 September 2022


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