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Course title:  NEGOTIATED SPECIAL PROJECT

 

Course number:

CSTU 7070

Level:

7

Credits:

15

Main programme:

GDipNPM

Pre-requisites:

CSTU5010

Co-requisites:

Nil

Restrictions:

Nil

CSTU 7740

 

Elective

 

Learning time:

(Lecturer) Contact hours

Non-contact hours

Total hours

                    30

                       120

         150

 

 

AIM

This course provides an opportunity for students to customise their learning, through a negotiated learning contract, to meet organisational needs while applying specialist knowledge to a specific, well planned project. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

 

1

Establish the need for and feasibility of a project, decide personal leaning goals and negotiate corresponding learning outcomes and assessment tasks

 

2

Design and establish a support system for project management

 

3

Present a project management plan demonstrating the integration of theory and use of critical skills

 

4

 Implement the project demonstrating a key management role,  the integration of theory and use of critical skills

 

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING APPROACHES

This course involves students in self-study and reflection on their own practice.  While largely self-directed, students will be provided with face to face and/or on-line support from the tutor.

 

Students will attend mentoring tutorials at agreed times.  At these tutorials students will be provided with a critique by the tutor and peers (if relevant).  This critique and feedback (which will take the form of formative feedback), along with the participants own reflection will be documented in the student’s learning journal, which will form the basis of the assessment report.

 

 

TOPICS

Feasibility study for the project including, Literature Review or mapping of similar projects within the organisation or elsewhere; Identifying key stakeholders in project management support network; Negotiating roles, responsibilities and reporting systems; Building and maintaining a support team. Anticipating a range of desired project outcomes; Critical analysis of the relevance and utility  of a range of project management methods in the development of a project plan; Presentation of a project management plan  including risk assessment, monitoring and evaluation; Creating draft budgets; Use of theory to inform practice in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Use of supervision; Use of reflective practice as a project manager; Recognition and Maintenance of  stakeholder relations; Monitoring project management; negotiated learning outcomes, assessment methods.

 

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Completion of all assessment tasks is required to pass this course

Assessment:

Weighting

Nature of assessment

Learning outcomes

20 %

Negotiated learning contract and project plan

LO 1 -3

80%

Oral Presentation and Written report on the project critically evaluating Learning in relation to the project and  personal learning goals and professional practice

LO 1 -4


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