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Aims/Description: This module introduces a range of issues that impact on manufacturing/engineering organisations, including themes such as sustainability, global political trends and the future of manufacturing/engineering. It integrates learning across the first two modules in the course and provides the framework for the following module - Global Challenges: Future, Ethics and Sustainability (II). It introduces guest lectures from established practitioners and provides formative feedback and supports skills development.

Staff Contact: COUPER CAROLE
Teaching Methods: Teaching will be delivered in highly participative, interactive learning lectures and will involve a mix of problem-centred approaches, the analysis of academic articles and reflection on the participants' own work experience. There is 18 hours of teaching of 9 hours per day over 2 days. This teaching method will support the student's achievement of learning outcomes 1-2.Students are also expected to undertake independent study (6 hours) to maximise their learning. MOLE will be used to provide pre and post reading for the sessions and learning groups established to enable peer to peer learning between blocks.
Assessment: Participation in classroom to engage with global issues and evaluate organisational strategies through classroom discussion. Pass/ fail on compulsory attendance - LO1-2. Participation in classroom-based exercises where students practice their negotiation strategies and skills. Pass/fail on compulsory attendance - LO3.

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