BEHAVIOUR AT WORK (BLENDED LEARNING) - 2019/0

Module code: MANM462

Module Overview

Learners successfully completing this module will be able to demonstrate behavioural flexibility in managing and leading both individuals and teams. Learners will be able to demonstrate clarity and confidence in articulating decisions and delegating effectively. Demonstrating autonomy and independence learners will be required to demonstrate how they take accountability for their own actions and behaviours within the workplace. Learners will need to be able to demonstrate effective interactions with other members of the senior management team.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

CAIRNS Robert (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N210

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All participants must meet the entry criteria for the Programme. Completion of the e-portfolio and learning journal for other modules on the programme.

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • People in the organisational context, managerial, sociological and psychological

  • Social intelligence, attitude and behaviour

  • Coaching & mentoring for performance, incorporating different models for different types of conversations

  • Motivational drivers, individuals and teams

  • Generational differences and the associated management challenge

  • Dealing with conflict and uncertainty

  • Conflict resolution / negotiation

  • Personal values professional standards and conduct in the workplace

  • Wellbeing and resilience in the workplace

  • Leading beyond area of control / authority


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation INDIVIDUAL WEBINAR PRESENTATION 55
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC ESSAY 35
Coursework INDIVIDUAL E-PORTFOLIO 10

Alternative Assessment

Not Applicable.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and application of the core learning outcomes for the module and the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours identified above. It is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate critical reflection, appraisal and modification of their own behaviour at work. The learner will need to show adherence to clear values and professional standards in relation to their own behaviour. Learners will need to show how their knowledge and awareness of current academic research is informing their own personal development and professional practice.

Summative assessment:

Individual Webinar Presentation - 55%

Development and delivery of a 15 minute webinar focusing on one of the key perspectives (managerial, sociological or psychological) and how their studying of this perspective has shaped their own professional ethics and behaviours

Individual Academic Essay - 35%

Production of a 2,000 word essay that clearly shows the link between the learners academic knowledge and how they are applying this in practice.

Individual E-portfolio – 10%

Learners will be required to reflect on the application of this learning in the workplace. Using reflection and other analytical skills the Apprentices will be required to produce a critical reflection of their learning through the production of a 1,000 word reflection log.

Formative assessment

Learners will work regularly in groups and as individuals, participating in classroom or online discussion forums and webinars, to demonstrate their understanding of the subject contents and application. Learners will be required to complete online guided learning activities that demonstrate the ability to analyse key components of organisational strategy. Awareness will be built up by learners being required to lead and participate to share understanding and knowledge of elements of organisational strategy. For example, learners may be required to present online a short presentation containing information from their organisation. Learners will receive peer feedback as well as comments from the academic and industry subject matter experts.

Feedback


  • Learners will be given formal feedback on their assessments and receive regular, informal feedback on their contribution throughout the module.


Module aims

  • This module aims to build an awareness of contemporary applications of behaviour at work. The module will provide a set of analytical processes for understanding behaviour at work and key managerial processes and leadership practices. Learners will be required to demonstrate the ability to reflect on and modify their own behaviour in order to achieve desired outcomes.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically analyse the behaviour of people in organisations from different perspectives, managerial, sociological and psychological KC
002 Understand and apply key theories of workplace behaviour to their own professional practice KC
003 Display confidence in dealing with others and promoting an inclusive culture PT
004 Recognise what drives behaviour and utilise this knowledge effectively in interpersonal interactions PT
005 Take accountability for own behaviour at work and demonstrate professional standards with regard to own behaviour CPT
006 Understand the structures of power and conflict in work organisations and identify maladaptive behaviours in self and others KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 7

Independent Study Hours: 56

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning methods incorporate a blended learning approach, centred around the key online learning design principles of – Learner centred; Useful; Engaging; Flexible; Consistent; Supportive and Accessible.

The teaching and learning undertaken on this module will reflect the following categories of training:


  1. Teaching of Theory. (May include lectures, role play, simulation exercises, online learning, research and networking)

  2. Practical Training. (May include shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and participation in guided activities to apply the theoretical knowledge, concepts and models in the day-to-day working practice).

  3. Learning support and time spent writing assignments and partaking in assessments.

  4. Reflective learning and self-evaluation to impart new knowledge, skills and behaviours only. (E-portfolio)



Learners taking this unit will cover theoretical aspects with a mix of campus-based sessions, online and self-directed learning activities.  Learners will be expected to demonstrate commitment to independent learning and take an active part in any asynchronous activities such as forums, wikis and blogs, as well as synchronous activities (i.e. virtual meetings) where appropriate.  Participation in these activities, with emphasis on the self-directed learning activities, will be essential to the successful achievement of learning outcomes in this module.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for BEHAVIOUR AT WORK (BLENDED LEARNING) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm462

Other information

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