Available as a 'wild' module
OverviewThis module offers an exciting opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge research into groups.
You will understand and apply group research to social policy, business, politics, marketing, etc. and get the chance to consider current affairs and personal experiences with the opportunity for small group discussions and team work. Example topics: group decision making, leadership, organisational identity, improving co-operation in groups.
This module appears in:
One two-hour lecture-seminar per week.
Method of assessment
20% coursework, 80% examination.
The module reading list can be found online at http://resourcelists.kent.ac.uk/index.html
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core domains of the study of conflict, cooperation and relationships in groups
8.2. Demonstrate critical reflection when considering the diversity of perspectives underpinning the study of conflict, cooperation and relationships in groups
8.3. Show key intellectual skills when critically evaluating theoretical and empirical literature on group conflict, cooperation and relationships. Develop the ability to evaluate through written analysis and interpretation the application of theory and research to groups
8.4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the historical and conceptual issues in the study of Groups in Action.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1. Demonstrate writing and reading skills to present and interpret material with evidence of the use of relevant literature.
9.2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of conflict, cooperation and relationships in groups.
9.3. Show the ability to critically evaluate the quality of theory and method in published research.