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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Enterprise Education and Team-based Learning
Module Code ES316
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Justin RamiOffice NumberCA114
Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
The module aims to explore the conceptual frameworks and practices of enterprise education and team-based learning

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to…
  1. Critically evaluate a range of theoretical & conceptual frameworks in relation to both enterprise education and team learning
  2. Identify and critique examples of best practice in enterprise education and team learning
  3. Synthesise and summarise individual and group research on the theory and practice of enterprise education and team learning
  4. Examine and reflect on the student's own experience of team learning
  5. Present research findings in a team format

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 36
Tutorials 3
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 36

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
  • The module will examine the following in relation to enterprise and team-based learning
    Entrepreneurship, enterprise, stakeholders, people and social responsibilityHuman resource management and strategic organisational developmentPersonal initiative, risk taking, maverick behaviour, work ethic, accountability, feedback, rewards and recognitionTeams: richness in diversity, interdependence, relationshipsTeam building processes: communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision-making, leadership, synergy
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential:Belbin, R.M. (1981) Management Teams: Why They Succeed or Fail, Butterworth/Heinmann, OxfordCorson, D. [Ed] (1991) Education for Work: Background to Policy and Curriculum, Clevedon, Multilingual MattersGunnigle, P., Heraty, N. & Morley, M. (1997) Personnel & Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice in Ireland, Dublin, Gill MacmillanStewart, J. & McGoldrick, J. (1996) Human Resource Development: Perspectives, Strategies and Practice, London, PitmanSupplementary:Ahier, J. & Esland, G. [Eds.] (1999) Education, Training and the Future of Work 1, Social, Political and Economic Contexts of Policy Development, London, RoutledgeAinley, P. & Rainbird, H. (1999) Apprenticeship: Towards a New Paradigm of Learning, London, Kogan PageArnold, J. Robertson, I.T. & Cooper C.L. (1991) Work Psychology: Understanding human behaviour in the workplace, London, PitmanBelbin, R.M. (1996) How to Build Successful Teams..The Belbin Way, Oxford, Butterworth/HeinmannBelbin, R.M. (1996) Team Roles at Work, Oxford, Butterworth/HeinmannBelbin, R.M. (1996) The Coming Shape of Organization, Oxford, Butterworth/HeinmannCohen, M.D., Sproull, L.S. [Eds.] (1996) Organizational Learning, London, SageDrucker, P.F. (1985) Innovation and Entreneurship: practice and principle, London, Heinnmann Easterby-Smith, M., Araujo, L. and Burgoyne, J. (1999) Organizational Learning and the Learning Organization, London, SageFinlay, I. Niven, S. & Young, S. (1998) Changing Vocational Education and Training, London, RoutledgeJennings, D. & Wattam, S. (1998) Decision Making: An Integrated Approach, London, Pitman/Financial TimesMacken, G.M. (1995) A study of the theoretical and policy implications of entreneurship in Ireland, unpublished MBA Dissertation, Dublin, DCUMorley, M., Moore, S., Heraty, S. & Gunnigle (1998) Principles of Organisational Behaviour: an Irish text, Dublin, Gill MacmillanO'Gorman, C. (1997) Enterprise in Action: an intropduction to entrepreneurship in an Irish context, Dublin, Oak Tree PressRoche, W.K., Monks, K. & Walsh, J. (1998) Human Resource Strategies: Policy and Practice in Ireland, Dublin, Oak Tree PressRylatt, A. (2001) Learning Unlimited: Transforming Learning in the Workplace, London, Kogan PageSchein, E.H. (1997) Organizational Culture and Leadership, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Stott, K. & Walker, A. (1995) Teams, Teamwork and Teambuilding: the Manager's Complete Guide to Teams in Organisations, London, Prentice Hall
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