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Module

NBS8967 : Groups and Teams in Complex Systems (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Joanne James
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this practice-based module is to enable learners to develop and enhance, to an advanced level, their knowledge, understanding and practice of coaching and mentoring in groups and teams and ethical decision making. The module will provide learners with the opportunity to enhance their skills of appreciating the complexities of coaching and mentoring in groups and teams with deepening ethical awareness. By the end of the module, learners will have:

•       Developed knowledge of working with groups and teams
•       Learned how to recognise the key issues in group and team coaching and mentoring practice
•       Developed skills generating safety and equity of voice in groups and teams

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will include topics such as:

Group and team coaching theories
Theory about the skills for generating safety and equity of voice in groups and teams
Practice development for working with groups and teams
Experiencing group work as a coach in the module
Ethical considerations for working with groups and teams

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture43:0012:00Lectures (and workshops) present in person (PIP)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Independent study towards assignment completion
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading85:4546:00Guided activities to explore challenge and apply each topic area
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities82:0016:00Structured learning following explore, challenge and apply approach linked to synchronous sessions
Guided Independent StudySkills practice121:5022:00Application of workplace skills in practice
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity82:3020:00Signposted opportunities for formal reflection and development of practice log
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study114:0014:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Module introduction
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time12:002:00Facilitated Action Learning Set
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time11:001:00Online assessment surgery
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion41:004:00Asynchronous discussion boards to support weekly learning activities
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods recognise the importance of learners learning about context, content and processes for their own individual and organisational development of advanced professional practice.

The teaching and learning methods support achievement of the module’s learning outcomes. The processes of teaching and learning, within this blended learning module, include but are not limited to the following: Face-to-face and online opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of theory in practice are provided through attending lectures, listening to and watching podcasts and/or videos, reading and research, and work-based and reflective learning. Learning through dialogue, discussion and collaboration, in face-to-face teaching and online, enables students to articulate, respond to and provide feedback on theory, knowledge and practice application, and to question and challenge their work-based practices. Collaborative social learning, online and in the classroom, is a hallmark of the module and will involve peer learning, co-production of knowledge and ideas about practice, and feedback.

As a post-experience programme, contextualising theory in practice requires not only academic input but also practitioners’ knowledge and expertise and, therefore, some lectures or workshops will be taught by adjunct staff. Reflection on practice, through completion of a reflective journal, supports the learner to evaluate their understanding of the relevant subject knowledge, and to question and challenge their work-based practices, through applying and integrating theory in practice.

Students are expected to enhance their face-to-face and online learning by independent reading and enquiry, for which they are given guidance on relevant materials.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log1M1003000 word reflective log and narrative making sense of working in groups and teams
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Reflective log1MPreparation for summative assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Formative Feedback

Formative feedback is provided throughout the module by encouraging learners to respond to questions and engage in reflection, dialogue, debate and discussion in online and face-to-face contexts. Collaborative learning, online and in the classroom, is a hallmark of the module and involves co-production of knowledge and ideas about practice, and feedback.

Summative Feedback

The module assessment enables learners to achieve the learning outcomes and to consolidate their learning by articulating their conceptual understanding and how it is used in practice.

The assessment comprises a reflective log that demonstrates making sense of working in groups in relation to own identity, practice and development as a coach and identification of future skills that they may need.

A reflective learning Portfolio is central to completion of the summative assessment, enabling them to consolidate what they have learned by reflecting on and articulating their personal and/or organisation practice and how it relates to their current conceptual understanding.

Summative feedback on the assessment will include ‘feed forward’, enabling learners to improve future academic and/or practice action.

Reading Lists

Timetable