Module Learning Outcomes Module learning outcomes detail the specific knowledge and understanding, cognitive and intellectual skills, practical and professional skills, and the key transferable skills that you will develop during this module. The learning outcomes for this module are detailed below. These learning outcomes will be assessed when marking your assessment. On successful completion of this module, you will be able to: Personal & Transferable Skills
Be reflective: evaluate own learning through applying own practice to current thinking around business issues.
Engage effectively in academic debate and present arguments through answering examination questions around current business issues
As this is a contemporary issues module, the content may change to accommodate emerging business issues. The module is structured around three key interrelated contemporary issues facing businesses and typical content may include:
The global economy; emerging economies; global workforce
The digital age; emerging technologies; technological interaction; disruptive nature of technology
The ethical consumer; corporate social responsibility; fraud; dirty work; hidden work the role of business in society; emotion work
In order to help you best prepare you for level 7 study and the working world, the teaching style for this module will be somewhat different to what you have experienced during your time at Teesside University Business School. Your timetable highlights two, 2 hour lectures equating to 4 hours per week. Given the diverse expertise of the teaching team, teaching styles vary therefore every week will be different.
The teaching philosophy adopted for this module will follow this simple model:
The first part of the session will be lecture led ‘Input’ through which you will have the opportunity to challenge your own thinking about key theoretical terms, ideas and concepts. You will be expected to take ‘Action’ and apply new and existing knowledge to a specific scenario using a learning style that suits your individual leaning needs. Finally, the ‘Reflection’ stage will allow you to make sense of emerging themes, reflect and provide solutions to contemporary issues in business management.
Each week, students will be required to prepare for weekly activities related to a specific theme. Activities will include reading journal articles and practitioner reports; preparing for and participating in debates and presentations. Peer and/or tutor feedback will be given for each activity and this feedback can be used to develop knowledge, understanding and skills.
The assessment for the module is a 100% end course assessment related to the key themes explored during the module.
Making reference to a range of contemporary issues highlighted throughout the module, you are required to:
The assessment meets all learning outcomes.
Students can choose from a range of assessment vehicles to address the brief, (this must be agreed by the tutor before week 4). Assessment vehicles include: