CONS06012 2012 Interpersonal Transferable Skills

General Details

Full Title
Interpersonal Transferable Skills
Transcript Title
Interpersonal Transferable Skills
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Loftus, Kieran Gallagher
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201200 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_JCONS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Costing SG_JQUAN_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JCONS_B07 201400 Bachelor of Science in Construction Cost Management SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics

This module is designed to:

Excite and motivate the learner about his/her chosen field of study

Clarify the student’s understanding of the nature of the built environment

Cultivate and develop key academic skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication, leadership, knowledge discovery and system building skills

instil an eagerness for independent and reflective learning

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate that problem solving is fun, educational and enriching


Display creative thinking and problem solving skills


Utilise appropriate technology and techniques for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting information


Select the most appropriate medium of communication and communicate communicate effectively in a variety of formats and using appropriate technology


Develop a personal development plan


Contribute as a positive, co-operative and complementary team member in the planning and execution of projects and problem-solving exercises

Module Assessment Strategies

Presentations, reports, letters, models.

Evaluation of teamwork and engagement.

Will form the on going assessment strategy for this module.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Team skills, stages in team building, running effective teams, consensus building and conflict resolution
  2. Creative processes, evolution, synthesis, revolution, changing direction
  3. Computing skills, searching and browsing the internet, correct use of and reliability of information, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and design software
  4. Verbal communication skills; planning an oral presentation, structuring information,presenting, eye contact, use of gesture, voice projection, team choreography, overheads,dealing with Q/A sessions, functions of non-verbal communication
  5. Written communication, writing executive summaries and abstracts, report formats,document preparation, letter-writing
  6. Personal development planning: time management, goal setting, reflection, working in groups, reflection, study skills
  7. Non-technical team exercise to act as an ice-breaker and introduction to team-work
  8. Prepare personal development plan
  9. Data collection project to include using theory, identify options, predict outcomes and test convention.     Assessment will be through competition performance, production of a poster and peer/self assessment through on-line surveys. Speadsheet, word-processing and design software will be used throughout.
  10. Interdisciplinary Team project to include sketches, images and costings. Assessment through identification and selection process, critical thinking, competition performance and final presentation; peer/self assessment.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Computer Laboratory Theory/Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

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