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Module Code - Title:

PT3031 - TEAMWORK, CHANGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

1

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

On completion of this module students will have developed their understanding of each of the key areas, and will have a number of perspectives and frameworks on which to draw in the workplace. The module is divided into three key learning blocks; each combines time for reading, discussion, reflection and writing.

Syllabus:

This module actively engages students in three key areas of academic study: Teamwork, Cultural Diversity and Change. The module builds on students┬┐ professional and personal experiences while highlighting relevant and influential thinking drawn from the literature. Teamwork explores, group dynamics, role and communication. Cultural diversity covers the concept of team and organisational culture and explores individual identity. Change deals with the cycles of change, resistance and strategies for implementing change. Students engage in a workplace change initiative.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Describe basic team dynamics and articulate their preferred team roles. Develop awareness of cultural diversity and how to successfully leveraging it in the workplace. Explain concepts and strategies related to organisational change

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Identify personal strengths and challenges in the areas of teamwork, diversity and change

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

N/A

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

N/A

Prime Texts:

Harris, T and Sherblom, J (2010) Small Group and Team Communication 5th Ed , Allyn and Bacon

Other Relevant Texts:

Wilde, D. (2009) Teamology: The Construction and Organisational of Effective Teams , Springer-Verlag London Ltd.

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Peter.Williams@ul.ie