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MN4241   Knowledge Work: Practice and Context

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Knowledge work is widely regarded as desirable, the hallmark of successful economies. It is evident in a variety of work settings, for example, the professions, financial and management services, and so-called creative industries. Great efforts are made to develop and extend this form of work internationally, regardless of context. But what does knowledge work involve? How might it be understood? How might such forms of work be organised? What challenges might this entail and how might these be understood? This module explores these issues by focusing on knowledge and context from a practice perspective. The aim of the module is to offer participants some conceptual means to help them address these questions in the world of work and beyond.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2001 and pass MN2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 174

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: An alternative project of up to 3,000 words = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr V Ward