Module Information

Module Identifier
ED12620
Module Title
Working with Others
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Project  Group/ paired project- students need to work together to design an educational event/club that can be carried out in the community. This will be written up as a report to show how the idea was developed and planned for (1200 words).  35%
Semester Assessment Diary  Reflective diary of own practice working with others throughout the module (1400 words)  45%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Presentation  Group presentation- students will pitch their idea to an audience. (5 minutes)  20%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  Reflective essay on the analysis and development of skills developed when working with others over the course of the module and throughout the year (1200 words).  45%
Supplementary Assessment Report  A report evaluating the skills needed to work with other people effectively in an organisation, educational or government profession (1400 words).  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  35%
Supplementary Exam 1 Hours   Presentation  Oral presentation demonstrating how to work effectively with others. If it is not possible to hold a presentation a PowerPoint handout and corresponding notes will be submitted (5 minutes)  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Develop an understanding of the range of skills needed to work with a variety of different people.

Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to work with others.

Demonstrate reflective practice by evaluating their own interpersonal skills when working with others

Demonstrate a critical engagement with relevant source material relating to working with others in a variety of contexts.

Brief description

The success of many educational projects depends on working successfully with other individuals or within groups, whether made up of people from the local community, project workers or volunteers. It is a vital skill when working in a team, managing others or working with clients in employment and beyond.
This module will help students to understand the best ways to work with other people to achieve shared goals. Working with others involves a number of skills such as, good listening skills, communicating to different audiences, being a good team member etc. This course will help students develop such skills and explore the theory associated with this so they can begin to understand how to work effectively with others.

Aims

This module aims to
1. Develop the student's understanding of theories and practical application of interpersonal skills needed to work with others.
2. Develop students' abilities to understand and engage with reflective practice
Provide opportunities to critical engage with relevant theories and ideas and evaluate methods of working with others in a variety of contexts.

Content

Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:
Session 1 - The importance of working with others: who, what and where.
Session 2 - Theories of group interactions and behaviour
Session 3 - Planning and developing groups: advantages and limitations
Session 4 - Ethical considerations when working with others
Session 5 - Introduction to reflective practice
Session 6 - Leadership skills: working with young people and adults
Session 7 - Problem-solving
Session 8 - Dealing with conflict
Session 9 - Personal skills analysis
Session 10 - Managing and presenting in groups.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will be encouraged to use and interpret statistical information relating to subjects studies on the course
Communication Communication skills, including developing and leading a team are taught as a specific skill. Through contribution to class discussion, including assessed group work exercise. Through written assignments.
Improving own Learning and Performance This is a key part of the module. Students will demonstrate this through the reflective diary which will evaluate the students own practice.
Information Technology Through the students own and AU IT facilities for presentation of class and assessed work. Students will be encouraged to use Blackboard.
Personal Development and Career planning Students are required to reflect on their own skills and abilities relating to working with others. They will also develop interpersonal skills to aid their employability skills in the future. Students will receive information about progression to other courses and opportunities for personal development
Problem solving Through critical evaluation problems posed during the course, including relating course concepts to case studies and students' own experience. Additionally, students will need to create and organise a suitable event to engage a certain age range. Problem - solving is taught as a specific skill.
Research skills Through finding information from the AU library and the internet to prepare for written and oral work.
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain a grounding in key vocabulary and concepts of group work.
Team work Through contribution to group work assignment, class exercises and discussions

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4