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ENVI6003 - Green Team Project

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Title:Green Team Project
Long Title:Green Team Project
Module Code:ENVI6003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Environmental Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: ELEANOR BALDWIN
Module Description: A green team is a group of people working collectively to help identify and implement specific improvements that will help their organization to operate in a more sustainable fashion. In this module the learner is a member of a green team that is given responsibility for scoping, designing and implementing a green project. The challenge presented to the team will require a problem-based and project-based approach by the team members.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summarise the philosophy, methodology and activities of green teams.
LO2 Plan the establishment and operation of a green team.
LO3 Conduct a survey and analyse the findings using appropriate marketing research tools and techniques.
LO4 Summarise and present the outcomes of a green team project, including the development of the interpersonal and communication skills of the team members.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Green Teams
Philosophy; Getting started; Developing a plan; Team operations; Survey best practice; Access Databases and Excel; Assessment tools: cost-benefit analysis, eco-mapping, process mapping, carbon footprint and ecological footprint;
Project Planning
Identifying opportunities; Brainstorming; Selection of leading ideas; Final decision; Scoping project; Evolution of plan; Definition of expected outcomes.
Project Realisation
Meetings. Team member responsibilities. Activities. Assessment of peer and self contributions to team performance. Presentation and Poster design.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Open book, laboratory based assessment on Access or similar database applications 3 20.0 Week 5
Reflective Journal Individual record of personal activities and team progress as well as the development of interpersonal and communication skills. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 10
Written Report Team Project Report 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 12
Presentation Team Project Poster Presentation to an invited audience 3,4 25.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Green Team Tasks 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Participatation in green team activities and indepent learning of theory content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Green Team Tasks 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Participatation in green team activities and indepent learning of theory content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kent E. Portney 2015, Sustainability, MIT Press [ISBN: 9780262331401]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Don A. Dillman, Jolene D. Smyth, and Leah Melani Christian 2014, Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys : The Tailored Design Method, 4 Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated [ISBN: 9781118921296]
  • Peter Senge et al. 2010, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organisations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World [ISBN: 978038551904]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 1 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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