Module title: Live Project for International Hospitality Management

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: TSM09834
Module leader: Lynn Waterston
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: N/A
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lynn Waterston
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The live project module integrates prior academic and prior experiential knowledge with that of personal development attributes and employability skills by undertaking a realistic hospitality industry based live project.

The lectures include project management, professional behaviour and working practices, action research methodology and analysis, teamwork skills and working practices, business report writing and persuasive oral presentations (LO1). Interactive workshops enable the teams to develop and assess their progress in terms of developing professional relationships, problem solving, dealing with conflict, project management, teamwork skills, conducting meetings, business report writing, developing (LOs 1-5). Each team in their ‘consultant’ role is further facilitated by an appropriate subject tutor and business contact (LO3).

A Moodle discussion space will be set up for each team to help them to communicate, write and edit as a team if they choose.

This module fosters deep learning and empowers the student to take responsibility for their own learning and enables the student to develop and practice a comprehensive range of employability skills relating to the 'real' world of work including: critical reflection, teamwork skills self and peer assessment, time management, project organisation and planning, business report writing (LOs 1-5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be given on preliminary and final draft work at key stages in the project life span in workshops and by the project tutors at key points in the trimester. Teams will set the ground rules for their team and will discuss and agree the criteria for the teamwork assessment for all teams at the start of the module. Mid-module each team will complete a series of activities to assess and give each other formative feedback on their teamwork skills performance with tutor guidance.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is a written business report, an oral presentation (1 hour ) and peer assessment of teamwork skills (2 Hours). Both the project tutor and the business partner will provide formative and summative feedback but the tutor will be responsible for awarding academic marks.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 354
Independent Learning Fieldwork 14
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Discussion/Participation 20 5 15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Identify and appraise academic and prior experiential knowledge of the industry and operational management theories relevant to the solution of an industry based issue or problem presented in a team live project brief.
LO2: Formulate, carry out and evaluate an appropriate plan of activity, including identifying team roles and responsibilities, recognising and overcoming likely problems and making an active contribution to the team.
LO3: Select and present realistic results/recommendations which are acceptable to the host organisation and the university in a written report.
LO4 Present a persuasive group oral presentation of their proposals to the host organisation and academic tutor and defend their recommendations appropriately.
LO5 Compare performance of self and other team members to agreed criteria and make recommendations for future improvements.

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