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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Transform Yourself - Self-awareness
Module Code SB107
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Colette Real
Semester 2: Colette Real
Autumn: Colette Real
Module TeachersColette Real
Catherine Faherty
Cliona McParland
Orlagh Reynolds
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This is a blended learning module which seeks to foster the capacity for awareness, reflection and self-assessment. Learners will be exposed to a variety of tools and techniques assessing personal learning styles, strengths, bias, cultural understanding, well-being and the management of technology. Through completion of digital badges learners will better understand their own strengths and identify opportunities for improved self-management, while reflective exercises will expose learners to a variety of career experiences. Learning in the module will be captured through the development of a dynamic e-portfolio providing a means for students to explore, reflect and monitor their own potential and progress.

Learning Outcomes

1. explore, reflect and engage in self-assessment (including as related to bias, cross-cultural understanding)
2. appreciate time management and prioritisation (including navigating digital technology and screen time)
3. understand career paths and portfolios
4. capture and communicate skill assessment and enhancement

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Workshop12No Description
Directed learning30No Description
Portfolio Preparation30No Description
Online activity18No Description
Assignment Completion35No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Getting to Know Yourself
The basis and significance of reflection and self-assessment. Personality and strengths based assessment. Understanding leadership meta-competencies. Frenemies- descriptions of personal attributes that are core strengths but can also serve as obstacles to achievement and fulfilment

Self-Management & Personal Performance
Time management, setting goals and targets. Managing energy, flow and well-being. Understanding the role and impact of technology. Return on Ambition Toolbox.

Understanding and Valuing Values
Diversity and inclusion. Perceptual process model and implicit bias test. Cross-cultural awareness through virtual collaborative experience.

Career Orientation and Anchors
Building psychological capital. Career paths, ladders and anchors. Reflective intergenerational learning (past), alumni insights (Present), Futurology (Futures).

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Professional PortfolioSkills based e-portfolio reflecting on key learning and insight45%n/a
Completion of online activityDigital badge completion (bias, prioritisation and technological well-being)10%n/a
Practical/skills evaluationself-assessment tool completion10%n/a
Report(s)Career insights reflection- intergenerational learning and knowledge exchange15%n/a
ParticipationVirtual cross-cultural collaborative experience5%n/a
Report(s)Career insights reflection- Alumni15%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Forni, P. M.: 2011, The Thinking Life: How to thrive in the age of distraction New York:, St Martin's Press,
  • Sedgley, M: 2020, Skills for Business and Management, 1-3 Self Management, Palgrave.,
  • Tillisch, N.: 2021, Return on Ambition: A Radical Approach to Your Achievement, Growth, and Well-Being, Fast Company Press.,
Other Resources

43978, e-tools, 0, DCU Career Service Digital Tools, https://www.dcu.ie/careers/digital-tools, 43979, Podcast, 0, DCU Career Conversation, https://www.dcu.ie/careers/career-conversations-series-1, 43980, on-line assessment, 0, Implicit Bias Test, https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/, 43985, Website, 0, School of Life, https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/, 43996, Sinek, Simon, 0, The Most Toxic Person In The Workplace, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLlpOAGRsQ, 43997, Youtube video, Gorman, Trish, 2014, Disruptive tendencies: Harnessing the Innovation Potential of Your Team,
Programme or List of Programmes
DBIBSc in Digital Business and Innovation

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