Postgraduate Course: Dynamics of Performance Teams (EDUA11039)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The maxim that an effective group is worth more than the sum of its parts can be true, but only under certain conditions. This unit explores a number of the essential factors that contribute to making team performance effective. How teams think, communicate and act, are all explored against a pragmatic backdrop of organisational and structural considerations. Students will begin to develop an awareness of the essential components of effective teams, as well as how these might be specifically developed or fostered.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entry requires a good honours degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, sport and exercise psychology, organisational behaviour, or sport science.
Where an applicant does not meet these requirements consideration may be given to other equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment: Tasks and Contexts
One 5000 word discursive essay selected from a range of topics pertinent to the course requiring both review of current literature and appreciation of practical implications.
|No Exam Information
| On completion students will be able to:
1. Analyse the significance of group roles with regard to performance of a team.
2. Compare and contrast theories of leadership and evaluate the practical utility of each in practise.
3. Summarise the interaction of roles and leadership when a team experiences conflict
4. Outline principles of effective decision-making and explain how coherent decision-making in teams can be developed
5. Formulate proposed changes to organisation and structure to enhance team effectiveness in response to specific situations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Alan Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6554
|Course secretary||Ms Denise Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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