BUSM 3052 Organisational Learning and Development

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200157

Coordinator Pheroza Daruwalla Opens in new window

Description Organisational Learning and Development is a Level 3 undergraduate unit which analyses practices and processes designed to transform and renew organisations, in order to enable them to respond effectively to change. This unit will use case studies and other experientially based activities to promote a better understanding of structural and human resources interventions used to ensure organisational survival in rapidly changing environments.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have understanding of business environments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the impacts of change on an organisation�fs design, structure and learning practices;
  2. Create planned interventions to ensure organisational survival and longevity;
  3. Apply theories of organisational learning and development to real-life situations;
  4. Participate effectively in group processes;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of organisational learning and development concepts in a range of academic genres.

Subject Content

- systems Archetypes
- team learning
- communities of practice
- Introduction to Learning Organisations and 1. 1. Organisational Development - The Challenges of Change
- A systems approach to understand Organisations
- personal Mastery
- organisational learning and development interventions
- shared Vision
- power, politics and organisational development
- virtual Organisations and agile learning
- emerging Trends in organisational learning and development
- Scenario planning and strategic foresight
- mental Models
- what is organisational learning and development?
- organisational structure and design
- learning Organisations
- leadership, sustainability and The Challenge of change

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report and Presentation 500 words 20 N Individual
Group Report 3,000 words 40 N Group
Open Book Exam 24 hours submission through Turnitin 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Senge, Peter M. 2006, The Fifth Discipline, The Art and Practice of The Learning Organisation, Random House Business Books, London.
  • There is no prescribed textbook for Organisational Learning and Development. A custom list of key readings will be available online through the Library and Readings and Resources page on vUWS.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Ildiko Volcz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Campbelltown

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Subject Contact Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Pheroza Daruwalla Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Evening

Subject Contact Marion Cornish Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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