Module title: People and Organisational Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11665
Module leader: Lesley McLean
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lesley McLean
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA startegy will be supported by Moodle which provides direct access for learners to the University's virtual learning environment and information systems. Relevant knowledge and practice-based learning skills are developed through a mix of on-line and off-line learning media. This includes:
- guided reading, module information and content
- student-led discussions, case studies, self-completion questionnaires, videos
- master classes/evening seminar that are delivered in blocks of two days (running simultaneously).During the master classes, students will be engaging in group discussions/debate, encouraging the development of critical thinking, team working and consideration of the views of others. Focus is placed on putting knowledge into practice and the added value this brings to the learner and the team/organisation to which the learner belongs. The development of your reflective practice, will be suported by the allocation of a 'learning coach' alongside appropriate module team members.

This module is designed to underpin the vocational modules covered within the MSc HRM (CIPD) programme such as Learning & Development, People Resourcing and Employee Relations. Learners are required to attend two one-day master classes, and an evening seminar, held consecutively in week 3 of the module. These focus on the practical application of theory in the workplace, covering LOs 1-5. You will be given an opportunity early in the module, to practice and gain formative assessment on your reflective practice.

Assesments include an individual report (3,000 words), which involves a reflective element (50% - LOs 1 & 2), to be submitted in week 7. The remaining LOs will be assessed by means of a closed booked exam (50% - LOs 3, 4 and 5) which will held in week 13.

Learners are also required to submit a CPD plan, log and reflective discussion about the added value component of the application of their learning and development, citing relevant examples rela

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)
Face To Face Guided independent study 20
Online Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1, 2 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3, 4, 5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

11. Description of module content

This module includes critical examination of the impact of people management on organisational and individual behaviour in the key areas of organisational change, leadership, motivation, engagement, and employee well-being (including managing emotion at work), within the contexts of HRM, OD and OB. You will be involved in examining the changing role of the HR function, its influence on achieving competitive advantage, and the broader context in which it operates. You will also reflect and develop: a business orientation, a concern with adding value through HR practice, and a range of skills pivotal to successful people management practice and effective leadership. This includes critical reflection, problem solving and decision-making skills; enhanced IT proficiency; a range of team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 To review and critically evaluate major contemporary research and debates in the fields of human resource management (HRM), Organisational Development (OD) and Organisational Behaviour (OB)
2 To formulate and justify strategies for managing people (individually and in teams) in organisations, evaluating major theories relating to motivation, engagement and wellbeing at work and how these are put into practice by organisations.
3 To develop a critical awareness and understanding of the application of current theories of leadership
4 To critically evaluate the theory and practice of effective change management in organisations.
5 To critically examine the changing role of HR professionals and the HR function.

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