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Postgraduate Course: Managing Organisational Learning and Knowledge (EDUA11276)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will examine the knowledge management continuum, with an emphasis on the interaction between technology and human resources, with an emphasis on technology as an enabler for collaborative knowledge spaces, such as communities of practice. The course explores the implications for professional practice and requires learners to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Please contact the course secretary before enrolling students to verify spaces available
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) An analysis of a published case study of 1,200 words (30% of the overall mark). This will focus on the application of theory in the diagnosis of the underlying issues in the case study and the scoping of appropriate pragmatic, evidence-based and theoretically informed solutions for that organisation; and
An essay selected from range of options of 2,800 words (70% of the overall mark). This will provide an opportunity for students to explore particular concepts and practices from the Course in greater depth.

Students must complete both components of assessment.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Critically evaluate the meanings attached to the concepts of knowledge management and organisational learning and associated theories.
    2. Analyse and critique a range of applications of the concepts in organisational practices.
  2. 3. Design and develop organisation-based knowledge management strategies and programmes that promote, facilitate and exploit processes of organisational learning, taking account of a range of contextual factors.
  3. 4. Manage the implementation of knowledge management strategies and processes to support and facilitate organisational learning with the engagement and support of other professionals and managers.
  4. 5. Understand the importance of collaboration and the associated enablers of motivation, organisational typology, structure and culture in the success of knowledge management projects.
  5. 6. Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity and to continuous personal and professional development.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsknowledge learning management
Contacts
Course organiserMr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
Email: peter.evans@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Mairi Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 4241
Email: Mairi.Ross@ed.ac.uk
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