Syllabus

Title
0832 Diversität in Teams
Instructors
Wogene Berhanu Mena, MA
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/08/21 to 11/02/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 11/17/21 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.01
Wednesday 11/24/21 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/07/21 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.2.02
Wednesday 12/15/21 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 01/12/22 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.01
Wednesday 01/19/22 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.27

Contents

The course serves the individual and group-related experience learning on diversity and group dynamic processes in teams as well as the theoretical transfer of knowledge. The focus is on the connection between knowledge appropriation to group dynamic processes, diversity dimensions, minority and majority mechanisms as well as inclusion and exclusion processes. The course provides the conceptual and theoretical frameworks of diversity management in organizations that helps to understand diversity in teams.  

Afterwards, the students form project teams. Each project team deals with a topic within the given framework - diversity and group dynamic aspects in teamwork. In these project teams, the selected topic is processed. In the end, the results are presented and a theoretical anchoring is carried out in a written thesis. On the last day, the final exam will take place covering the entire subject area.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able:

- To understand conceptual and theoretical frameworks in the issue of diversity in  teams;

- To reflect on and analyses group processes through experience learning and collaborative work

- To be dealt with in concrete terms: the importance of heterogeneity
       in groups and teams, the integration of one's own insights
       into models and concepts for teamwork, reflection of self-experienced barriers, prejudices and stereotyping,

- To apply the research methods on the subject;

- To raise awareness about one’s behavior within groups and teams.

 

 

Attendance requirements

Examination-immanent courses (PI-LV) are compulsory. If there is an important reason for a lack of a course, a replacement work must be done from 2 hours of absence. In the case of cumulative absences of more than 4 hours, the course is judged "not sufficient" and must be repeated. Important reasons are, according to the examination regulations of the WU, any that are beyond the disposition of the student (illness, accident, death of a close relative). Vocational obligations are not considered an important reason in the sense of the examination regulations, since these are at the disposition of the students.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Teaching-Learning methods

The focus of the course is on the reflection of group dynamic processes with a focus on diversity in teams and individual and group-related experience learning. In addition to this practical experience and the reflection of this, the findings are integrated into the theoretical framework of group research. Furthermore, the students present and discuss their results in the course.

Assessment

The course is immanent in the examination. The grading consists of three
criteria:

  • Individual reflection (20%);
  • Project work: project setting up, processing and presentation of results (written analysis/project report and presentation of the results in the respective project team) (40%) and
  • Examination on the topic (40%).  

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Positive conclusion of SBWL Course I.

Readings

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Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Wissen aus dem SBWL Kurs I

Availability of lecturer(s)

wogene.berhanu.mena@wu.ac.at

Last edited: 2021-09-28



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