This module aims at a deeper understanding of the drivers of human behavior in leadership, sales, services and entrepreneurship. It makes use of psychological, biological and social factors with a lens of emotional intelligence.
The module has 5 components and is partly implemented online:
• Recap of motivational and leadership theories
• Human behavior in a social environment
• The role of biology and neuroscience in human behavior
• Human behavior in decision making
• Behavioural research methods + research project
Inquiry learning, research projects, workshops, independent studies, tutorials, guest lectures.
• Research project
• Personal development plan
• Reading reflections and tasks for online modules
• Active participation in face-to-face workshops
• Peer assessment & Self-assessment
The self-assessment of one's own learning does not influence the module grade. The self-assessment and students’ feedback to the module will be used for the module development. The feedback is collected via an electronic form.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Materials provided by the teachers and students.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Students have completed the basic and professional studies in Leading Human Resources and Developing Human resources or similar. The module is a part of advanced studies in Porvoo Campus competence-based curriculum. The module aims to advance such competences as strategic thinking, strategic leadership and management, emotional intelligence, and effective leadership.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The students understands the drivers of human behavior on a basic level. With help the student can identify and analyse behaviors and make use of the insights in different contexts. S/he can plan and implement a behavioural research project with help.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The students understands the drivers of human behavior on a good level. The student can identify and analyse behaviors and make use of the insights in different contexts. S/he can independently plan and implement a behavioural research project.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The students understands the drivers of human behavior on a professional level. The student can identify and analyse behaviors and make very good use of the insights in different contexts. S/he can successfully plan and implement a behavioural research project.