Postgraduate Course: Human Dynamics in Work Settings (EDUA11086)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Human dynamics explores how personal processes such as self-awareness, attitude and culture affect both prior and developing understanding of functions, roles and purposes in work contexts. Its main focus is on understanding needs within organisations and finding more effective responses to the dilemmas of management with a 'caring' or 'human resource' objective.
A central perspective taken is that the task of understanding any activity is not separated from the task of self-understanding. Each person, what he/she stands for and his/her place in practice, is acknowledged to be part of a dialogue with others from which professional activity arises as a thoughtful translation from personal stance to professional action suited to each particular context. The module uses mainly psychodynamic theory to explore, evaluate and conceptualise the varied processes by which individuals engage in their activities.
Learning in the module is at three levels, theoretical, applied and reflective. The latter initiates ways of thinking from the perspective of self-understanding, and exploration of impact on others, to enable realistic confidence in the individual's interpretation of situations experienced. This reflection underpins applied learning in the management of situations, but also serves as the material from which theoretical concepts are established or questioned. Learning is achieved through the mode of delivery in groups and the participant reflection of the tutor and group members as a learning in action.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Participants will be able to :
PC 1. Comment, query and speculate critically concerning incidents in work situations, using theoretical concepts appropriately
PC 2. Describe critically professional interactions in which theoretical understanding has contributed to thought concerning professional role and enactment of responsibility
PC 3. Evaluate critically the way in which a personal stance, e.g. on values, is understood and communicated to others in a professional interaction
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Claire Valentin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6195
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573