Plan, Implement and Assess Management Strategies in any Industry Sector
There are 4 lessons in this module as follows:
2. Evaluating Workplace Efficiency
3. Human Resources Supervision
4. Plan Workplace Projects –cyclical or finite.
- Identify efficiency
problems that occur in the production process at a workplace, develop
efficiency improving procedures, and follow up and improvements’
skills in supervising the performance of team work and individual
workers to attain appropriate performance standards.
- Demonstrate skills in staff and teams motivation.
- Demonstrate skills in workplace project planning, either cyclical or finite.
How the Course Works
This course involves undertaking three
hypothetical PBL projects, based on the industry you work in, or intend
to work in. (eg. if you are a nursery worker, you must base your project
on a small nursery; or if you work in administration, you will base
your project on your sector of the business community.)
What is PBL?
Problem-based learning has been defined
as: “A learning method based on using problems as a starting point for
acquisition and integration of new knowledge.”
- A PBL relies on problems to drive curriculum.
- A PBL project relies on real-life problems, where students act as professionals.
- PBL problems are not intended to be precise – they are
not intended to generate neat answers. In your analysis to find the
answer, you will gain essential problem-solving and critical-thinking
- There are never a single correct, or incorrect
solutions. Problems are designed so that different appropriate answers
might apply – there is never meant to be just one solution.
- Teaching staff are meant to act as facilitators or coaches, rather than someone to provide you with "answers". They help you work out how to find the answers, but they do not give you answers.
- Students are provided with guidance but
not answers – they are given guidance in techniques that might be used
for problem solving.
- Assessment is based upon performance according to the specified guidelines, not upon giving correct answers. Students are expected to perform within given parameters. Over performing can be just as bad as under performing. In the real world; success comes from doing what you are asked to do; rather than doing too much. Consider: If you asked a contractor to do a 10 hour job, and he turned it into a 30 hour job -even if the work was much better, you might not be as happy as you would be if he did what he said he would do.