Module title: Action Learning in Organisations

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: HRM11121
Module leader: Rowan Steele
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rowan Steele
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The Learning, teaching and assessment approach has been designed and is built around engagement with the principles of action learning and project management. The teaching approach will combine lecture format as well as self-reflection and experiential activities. LO 1 encourages reflection on practice, whereas LO 2, 3 and 4 are focused on the practical application of knowledge and theory.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The assessment strategy on the module requires you to critically analyse an organisation across a range of key business metrics and design an organisational intervention aimed at bringing out business improvements. The resulting report will be assessed based on its utility and usefulness, its translation of theory into practice, the degree of execution of project goals and the overall viability of the proposed intervention.

Assessment (formative or summative)
You will be provided with opportunities for formative feedback and tutors will be available to comment on your intended goals and plans. A 5000 word individual report/portfolio offers you the opportunity to design and develop a practical intervention based on a perceived business need in the organisation.

Research / teaching linkages
The module reviews current and contemporary approaches to action learning and project management. Through independent study, you will be expected to access research databases and retrieve relevant information in order to prepare for the report/portfolio submission.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials on the module will be accessible through Moodle and students with learning difficulties will have access to the Adaptive Technology Centre. Additional learning support can be provided, if required, through the Departmental Disability coordinator.

Internationalisation
The module will draw upon a wide range of teaching materials from a broad international cont

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rowan Steele
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The Learning, teaching and assessment approach has been designed and is built around engagement with the principles of action learning and project management. The teaching approach will combine lecture format as well as self-reflection and experiential activities. LO 1 encourages reflection on practice, whereas LO 2, 3 and 4 are focused on the practical application of knowledge and theory.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The assessment strategy on the module requires you to critically analyse an organisation across a range of key business metrics and design an organisational intervention aimed at bringing out business improvements. The resulting report will be assessed based on its utility and usefulness, its translation of theory into practice, the degree of execution of project goals and the overall viability of the proposed intervention.

Research / teaching linkages
The module reviews current and contemporary approaches to action learning and project management. Through independent study, you will be expected to access research databases and retrieve relevant information in order to prepare for the report/portfolio submission.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials on the module will be accessible through Moodle and students with learning difficulties will have access to the Adaptive Technology Centre. Additional learning support can be provided, if required, through the Departmental Disability coordinator.

Internationalisation
The module will draw upon a wide range of teaching materials from a broad international context and students will be asked to reflect upon the material and apply it to their own experience.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
You will be provided with opportunities for formative feedback and tutors will be available to comment on your intended goals and plans. A 5000 word individual report/portfolio offers you the opportunity to design and develop a practical intervention based on a perceived business need in the organisation.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rowan Steele
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The Learning, teaching and assessment approach has been designed and is built around engagement with the principles of action learning and project management. The teaching approach will combine lecture format as well as self-reflection and experiential activities. LO 1 encourages reflection on practice, whereas LO 2, 3 and 4 are focused on the practical application of knowledge and theory.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The assessment strategy on the module requires you to critically analyse an organisation across a range of key business metrics and design an organisational intervention aimed at bringing out business improvements. The resulting report will be assessed based on its utility and usefulness, its translation of theory into practice, the degree of execution of project goals and the overall viability of the proposed intervention.

Assessment (formative or summative)
You will be provided with opportunities for formative feedback and tutors will be available to comment on your intended goals and plans. A 5000 word individual report/portfolio offers you the opportunity to design and develop a practical intervention based on a perceived business need in the organisation.

Research / teaching linkages
The module reviews current and contemporary approaches to action learning and project management. Through independent study, you will be expected to access research databases and retrieve relevant information in order to prepare for the report/portfolio submission.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials on the module will be accessible through Moodle and students with learning difficulties will have access to the Adaptive Technology Centre. Additional learning support can be provided, if required, through the Departmental Disability coordinator.

Internationalisation
The module will draw upon a wide range of teaching materials from a broad international cont

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will attend a number of briefing sessions with staff where the aim, goals and outcomes of the module will be outlined. Students will be introduced to the principles of action learning and introduced to a series of mechanisms and tools for evaluating the performance of an organisation. Students will also be introduced to a series of project planning and project management tools through which they can investigate, define, negotiate, plan and lead the project through to completion.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on practice to develop skills of self-appraisal and insight;
LO2: Conduct an organisational audit to assess the current performance of the organisation under a set of metrics
LO3: Identify, critically analyse and respond creatively to complex organisational problems and develop practical, work-based solutions
LO4: Produce a business report that includes a full critical appraisal of the organisation and devise a practical intervention for an area of the business to be improved.

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