Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE HPN1013

 
TITLE Community and Entrepreneurial Project (1)

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit takes a project-based learning approach where students are introduced to basic project planning and teamwork. They are linked to a setting where they will be given a task or tasks to complete under guided supervision to utilise both their Home Economics and their project and teamworking skills. Students will evaluate their experience looking at personal development and quality and impact of their project work.

Study-Unit Aims:

This unit aims at introducing students to project planning and teamwork and offering them the opportunity to put their Home Economics knowledge and practical skills, as well as their communication, organisational and teamwork skills into practice in a setting which promotes aspects of wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Outline basic principles of good project planning and teamwork through analysis of different case studies;
- Discuss in groups the link between good communication and effective project planning and teamwork;
- Acknowledge, through critical reflection, the importance of needs assessment, resource audits, prioritisation and post-evaluation in effective project planning and implementation.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Apply Home Economics knowledge and practical skills, as well as their communication, organisational and teamwork skills in a setting which promotes aspects of wellbeing;
- Develop simple communication tools to deliver Home Economics-related messages suitable for specific audiences;
- Evaluate processes and outcomes of their project work individually and as a team, and set targets for self development.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Gardiner, PD. (2005). Project management: a strategic planning approach, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Midura, DW., Glover, DR. (2005) Essentials of team building: principles and practices. Human Kinetics.
- Trodd, L; Chivers, L (eds). (2011) Interprofessional working in practice: learning and working together for children and families. McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Fieldwork

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (15 Minutes) SEM2 No 20%
Assignment SEM2 Yes 80%

 
LECTURER/S Lucienne Barbara (Co-ord.)
Karen Mugliett

 
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