Module Title:Industrial Relations 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 7 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures structured around specific learning objectives. Learning supported by in class discussion and debate and a structured revision programme. E-learning resources including relevant web links, video clips and academic articles. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: To equip learners with the knowledge and skills to explain the sources and nature of workplace conflict, including industrial action and apply knowledge and practices to prevent and resolve workplace conflict. Learners should also be capable of analysing key issues, past and present in Industrial relations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss and critically evaluate workplace conflict theory and evaluate the strategy of Industrial action
LO2 Discuss alternative dispute resolution with particular reference to describing and applying mediation as an approach to resolving workplace conflict
LO3 Describe the history of Industrial Relations in the Irish context and identify key current issues impacting the employer-employee relationship
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workplace Conflict
Sources of workplace conflict, the nature of workplace conflict and workplace conflict theory.
Industrial Action
The nature of industrial action, including strike action. Seminal case studies of industrial action. Trends and statistics .
Conflict Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mediation and how to mediate workplace conflict.
History and future of Industrial Relations
The partnership experience, social dialogue and current issues.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 100.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

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