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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Knowledge Society for Africa
Module Code ES581
School 79
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Yvonne Crotty
Semester 2: Yvonne Crotty
Autumn: Yvonne Crotty
Module TeachersYvonne Crotty
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of the module is to produce a report on State of Knowledge Society in Africa. Each country team will produce a report of Knowledge Society in their country.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand how to develop policies for Knowledge Society development in each of the three pillars and the interrelationships between the pillars
2. Critically analyse policies and strategies and their impacts in their own country and region
3. Produce a Policy Coherence Roadmap to the Knowledge Society for their own country
4. Have a complete picture of the state of knowledge societies in Africa and their developmental pathways
5. Exhibit enhanced research and writing skills
6. Produce an article eligible for publication in State of the Knowledge Society in Africa.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture15Tutorials / Seminar / Workshops
Online activity10Discussion
Assignment Completion40Assignment
Independent Study85Individual reading/reflection/research including online learning
Integrated training (INTRA)90Application in work place
Assignment Completion10One main individual assignment AND one leadership journal entry
Total Workload: 250

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

Knowledge Society analysis in country contexts
• Production of an article on the state of Knowledge Society analysis in participant country contexts

Knowledge Society policies and development objectives
• Understanding of the Knowledge Society policies and their objectives and how they address national development objectives

Future impacts of policies
• Analysis of potential future impacts policies have in participant countries and in the Southern and East Africa

Knowledge Society frameworks needed
• Understanding Knowledge Society frameworks and leadership needed in a Knowledge Society.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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 2
Indicative Reading List

  • South Africa Node: 2011, Foresight for Development, July 2011 feature of science, technology, and innovation, http://www.foresightfordevelopment.org/share-your-content,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
GEMDGDip Leadership Devel.ICT Knowledge Soc.
MEMDMSc Leadership Dev., ICT Knowledge Soc.

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