SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MMB523661
Module Leader Martin Kettle
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Social Work
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

SCQF Level 10 or equivalent

Summary of Content

A central theme of this module is self-reflection and the development of self and others within a framework of lifelong learning and organisational effectiveness. The content will encourage participants to think about how coaching, as a method within a wider leadership strategy, can support individual and collective development and change. The module will introduce students to the concepts, skills and practice of coaching within systemic contexts and as part of an organisational development strategy. This module requires students to critically examine a range of different coaching theories, methods and techniques that are most effectively utilised within organisations to support both personal and organisational change. Students may seek APEL for this module in accordance with the School of ESWCE's APEL policy and procedures. The module virtual learning environment will contain teaching material relevant to each of the learning outcomes and will identify tasks for students to undertake to demonstrate that they have met these learning outcomes as required. Specific Aims Students will meet the specific aims of the module as follows: -360b7 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding about the use of coaching as a method within a wider leadership strategy -360b7 Demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding about effective methods of coaching within organisations b7 Contribute to building effective coaching capacity within an organisation b7 Using the framework of coaching models, self-evaluate own knowledge and ability to help develop a coaching culture within organisations Identify and suggest changes and improvements for individuals and organisations within a coaching context


Module Leader is Dr Gaye Manwaring

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students will be able to demonstrate:LO1: A critical understanding of the main concepts of coaching - including ethical principles - as a method of supporting leadership within an organisational strategy.LO2: An ability to identify and implement original and creative solutions to problems LO3: Advanced and effective knowledge of coaching methods and an ability to be self reflective and self evaluativeLO4: An ability to critically examine and appraise different coaching methods and select appropriately within different contextsLO5: An ability to work with others innovatively to integrate effective coaching methods within organisationsLO6: an ability to plan and execute a significant project or inquiry in the area of coaching

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This will take the form of online learning, incorporating a range of materials and learning tools accessed via the My Dundee virtual learning environment, including synchronous and asynchronous discussion and tutorial support - e.g. via Skype or Vidyo.

Indicative Reading

This is a University of Dundee module will not be available until September 2015.

Transferrable Skills

Communication, Inter-professional Relations, Work-based coaching practice

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (PT) 144.00
Assessment (PT) 60.00
Seminars (PT) 48.00
Lectures (PT) 48.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 50% Students must demonstrate:Ability to reflect critically on professional practice, which is evidenced by appropriate extracts from assignments Commitment to construction and reconstruction of professional coaching models in the organisational context taking into consideration individual, social and cultural circumstances and underpinning philosophies and policies Ability to critically discuss and debate ideas, policies, strategies and actions, informed by research in coaching theory and practiceAwareness of current issues in coaching A critical and in-depth knowledge of literature in the subject of coaching related to the professional context.Confidence with presentation, structure and all the conventions of academic writing including evidencing and referencing.