PROJ06003 2016 Community Project
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills, as well as an understanding of project management. Students will work on a real company or organisational issue with a view to providing an input into solving a problem, improving the level of knowledge and understanding of the topic area under study, and suggesting methods of improving current practice. This will be achieved by working on a supervised project whereby students will interpret a brief, develop project objecitves and apply theory to practice.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
To interpret a project brief and to develop project objectives to meet the brief.
To apply time management skills to ensure that deadlines are met and objectives achieved.
To develop and demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
To develop an understanding of the application of theory to practical projects.
To develop and demonstrate critical and creative thnking skills.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module is based on problem based learning whereby students have the opportunity to work on a problem or issue and to suggest strategies to address the issue. It allows for active learning by the student and a supervisory/facilitative role for the lecturer.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% continuous assessment and is assessed by means of a written report and oral presentation.
The repeat assessment will have the same requirements as the original assessment.
Introduction to problem based learning
Setting and managing project objectives
Project management and the role of the student in achieving objectives
Critical thinking and communication skills
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Report||Project||Written Report||80 %||Week 10||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Presentation||Practical||Interview||20 %||Week 12||2,3,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Problem Based Learning||Flat Classroom||Project Management Meetings||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2010-07-20 Designing and Managing a Research Project: A Business Student's Guide SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN 1412977754 ISBN-13 9781412977753
This practical, step-by-step guide shows business students how to successfully conduct a research project, from choosing the topic to presenting the results. The book is divided into sections on preparing and planning the project, undertaking the research, and communicating the results. The authors have applied their many years of experience in supervising student projects to provide examples of actual research problems and to offer practical solutions. Unique to this book is the inclusion of chapters on topics such as supervision, group work and ethics, and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.This student-friendly guide will be ideal for supporting undergraduate research projects in business and management, as well as MBA assignments and other graduate classes in applied fields such as public administration and health care administration.
Students will be required to select and use relevant text books in their subject area and will be provided with a handbook and guidelines for the project, to which they should refer throughout the project.
Project guidelines and handbook prepared by lecturer