Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Development Tools and Skills

Module L2146

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The aim of the module is to introduce students to a range of key tools, approaches and skills used in the development world to identify, design and evaluate development interventions. The module will take a `hands on¿ approach and will allow students to develop skills which are useful not only in development but also in many other types of work in the public policy, private and voluntary sectors. In addition to the specific skills and tools covered in this module - such as project management, problem analysis, stakeholder analysis, risk analysis, cost-benefit analysis and logical frameworks - students will also gain experience in working in teams, in presenting clear and convincing arguments, and in advocacy and negotiating. The module is based around a series of three-hour workshops, and students will work together in groups throughout the term to apply a variety of tools and skills to different development scenarios and then reflect critically on their strengths and weakness.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. To demonstrate knowledge of a range of key tools and approaches used in development organisations to identify, design and evaluate development programmes.
2. To gain practical experience of using and applying these tools and approaches.
3. To critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these tools and approaches.
4. To develop interpersonal skills of working in teams, in presenting clear and convincing arguments, and in advocacy and negotiating."

Module learning outcomes

To demonstrate knowledge of a range of key tools and approaches used in development organisations to identify, design and evaluate development programmes.

To gain practical experience of using and applying these tools and approaches.

To critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these tools and approaches.

To develop interpersonal skills of working in teams, in presenting clear and convincing arguments, and in advocacy and negotiating.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework20.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 11 (10 minutes)100.00%
Take Away paperWinter Vacation Week 1 Wed 10:0080.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop3 hours11111011111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/226593

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/387198

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