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Introductory Lecture MAN 20050

Guide to the module 2013-14

Laura Mitchell

on 2 October 2013

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Transcript of Introductory Lecture MAN 20050

To think about work in this way work is approached as a social phenomenon. The module focuses on three central problems of organisation as highlighted by sociology.
Learning Objectives
academic skill development
social skill development
identifying good texts
selective reading skills
note taking
summarising arguments
building an academic vocabulary
precise expression of ideas
writing logical arguments
adopting a critical approach
collaborating with others
communicating ideas verbally
distributing work
leading others
managing productive time
presenting a coherent image
taking responsibility
Exam (50%)
Essay (50%)
reading groups
2000 Words
You will have a choice of 3 Questions
You need to show:
you will have to answer 2 of 4 questions
in 2 hours
under exam circumstances
Explain a range of sociological theories associated with the development of contemporary working practices
Apply sociological theories to the study of a specific contemporary working practice
Describe the conceptual and theoretical links that exist between work and wider social theory
Critically evaluate the conceptual and theoretical links that exist between work and wider social theory
Relevance and understanding
structure, good language and referencing
research (including use of academic sources)
analysis and critical thinking
clarity and originality
set one up!
meet with friends to talk about the reading
reading groups help identify key themes
If you don't want to meet up in person why not chat about it online?
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open door office hours
Darwin Building
DW 1.07
Wednesdays 1430-1530
Thursdays 11-12
1. order
2. power
3. Interpretation
learn about how we can look at work sociologically, and be able to repeat this in discussion and writing
demonstrate this learning with examples from your experience or from the news, or articles, in tutorial discussion and in your writing
understand and be able to write about the connection between the material in the textbooks or lectures and the tutorial discussions
be able to talk about and write about the limitations and advantages of different 'ways of seeing', and how the theory and the practical experience of the world may be useful or limited in aiding our understanding of work
Social Theory at Work
For next session
… different kinds of organisation and the various ways in which order gets created and reproduced
… exploring other distinctions, especially the everyday distribution of discretion and the on-going alignment of authorities
...appreciating the limits and benefits of each analytical tradition and understanding how these are replicated in everyday life.
where work happens
when work happens
why (for whom) work happens
who controls work
who performs 'work'
whose work counts?
structural humanist
radical structuralist
Keele Student Mentors
Dyslexia support
Student Support & Experience
Dr Laura Mitchell
Online Tests
usually multiple choice
based on core reading
What should I do?
write in 3 study hours on your timetable every week to do reading and homework, keep to them!
look back at your feedback from Y1, where can you improve?
Sign up for skills workshops or check out the resources on the KLE
How can we start to understand work? What should we look at?
what does work mean? what is work about?
DKC: Development Strand
Development workshops on matters like referencing, note-taking, reading skills, presentation skills, essay skills & more...
A 'tour' of theory, of knowledge!
Instead of a camera, use your notepad
You can be the referee!
Yellow card
Red card
Cornell Note-taking
Cue Column
Notetaking column
Highlight key words and concepts from the lecture as you take notes. Usually any headings or topics give you an idea of what to include
Take notes of key phrases or points made in the lecture. Note down any references or ideas you want to look up in more detail later
Fill out this section after the lecture as you go through your notes. Summarise the key points made on this page of your notes - it will make it much easier to revise later
Explore the resources on the KLE
Get to know the reading list and module outline
Evaluate your study strengths and weaknesses
Draw up a study plan
Bring your work to the drop-in tutorials in week 2
From now on - all your work matters!
Module Themes
Learning Activities
In this module, tutorials are not about a classroom where the tutor tells you what to think and do, they are a place for discussion and feedback

The preparatory questions are to help guide you in your approach to the reading, there are rarely clear answers. These questions will be discussed with the rest of your tutorial group so you can think about how you support your opinion on the reading.

The tutor's role in each session is to give you feedback on your preparation, your logical reasoning and your understanding of the reading. They might offer alternative ways of thinking about the reading for you to consider and discuss, or help you to summarise your ideas. You should not confuse your tutor, who is a guide, with a teacher!
You are a knowledge 'tourist'
don't forget your souvenirs!
your guide
MAN 20050
Administrator: Sam Hill, Darwin Undergraduate Office
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1430-1530, Thursdays 11-12
Become StARs!
Discussion boards
co-curriculum development strand
TUNE IN sessions
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