NBS8288 : The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Angela Mazzetti
- Lecturer: Miss Lisa Clark, Mrs Jo Clark
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module has been designed to prepare students for a professional career in HR in diverse organisational settings. It is primarily concerned with key HR skills, students’ personal and professional development and the development of foundational transferable skills. As such, it underpins, integrates and consolidates students’ learning on MSc Global Human Resource Management.
Specifically, the module gives students an appreciation of the collection, analysis and interpretation of information as a basis for decision-making and problem-solving. It also aims to develop the interpersonal and cross-cultural skills required by global HR professionals and seeks to foster applied learning and continuing professional development.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus includes pertinent skills required for global HR students and practitioners, in relation to:
1. Information and communication
2. Team working and interpersonal
3. Key human resource management
4. Career management and development
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||64||1:00||64:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:00||2:00||Configuration of simulation (cohort)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||50||1:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||6:00||6:00||Assessed simulation exercise (cohort)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||Formative feedback session|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||50||1:00||50:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module employs a mix of lectures to give students knowledge about key issues, seminars to explore them further and practical activities to apply their learning. It fosters formal learning in class as well as self-directed independent study and peer learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||50||2,000-word individual assignment|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||50||Group simulation exercise|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||management audit exercise', PC exam - pre-simulation quiz|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment has been designed to ensure that students have a strong grasp of the content covered on the module and to establish that students can work both independently and as part of a team. In the middle of Semester 2, a simulation exercise conducted in groups assesses students’ grasp of key HRM concepts and their ability to apply them in practice. Towards the end of Semester 2, a critical reflection students’ learning and the development of a PPD action plan on how to make the transition from university to workplace assesses students’ career management skills. As such, the module assesses a wide range of skills that are required for global HR professionals.