COMM06066 2019 Interpersonal Transferable Skills

General Details

Full Title
Interpersonal Transferable Skills
Transcript Title
Interpersonal Transferable Ski
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Subject Area
COMM - Communication
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Loftus, Kieran Gallagher
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module is designed to:

Excite and motivate the learner about his/her chosen field of study.

Clarify the students understanding of the nature of the built environment and the building team.

Cultivate and develop key skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication, leadership, knowledge discovery and team building.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Apply creative thinking and problem solving skills to a given team project. 


Utilise appropriate technology and techniques for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting information.


Select the most appropriate medium of communication and communicate effectively in a variety of formats using appropriate technology.


Contribute as a positive, co‑operative and complementary team member in the planning and execution of projects and problem‑solving exercises.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include lectures, workshops, group learning and guest lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material. This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning’.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

Assessment will be  through, individual presentation, group competition performance, report writing and peer/self-assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

Non‑technical: Team exercise to act as an ice‑breaker and introduction to team‑work.

Team skills: Stages in team building, running effective teams, consensus building and conflict resolution.

Team projects to include community involvement, research, creativity and problem solving, design, working drawings, costing testing report writing and presentations.

Computing skills: Searching and browsing the Internet, correct use of and reliability of information, word processing, spreadsheet presentations. (Tables, illustrations, links, symbols and media. Design themes. Slide show animation and transitions. Viewing, reviewing, and printing. Saving, exporting and sharing.) Presentation and design software.

Verbal communication skills: Planning and presenting an oral presentation, structuring information, presenting, eye contact, use of gesture, voice projection, team choreography, Q/A sessions, functions of non‑verbal communication.

Written communication: Writing summaries, reports and document preparation.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Projects Continuous Assessment Group Project 90 % OnGoing 1,2,4
2 Individual Project Project Individual Project 10 % Start of Semester 3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Computer Laboratory Group Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

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