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Profound Knowledge of Improvement: The Initiation, Leading and Coaching of Processes of Change , 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Communication - KME
SUBJECT AREA   Other subject within Social Studies - SA9
  COURSE CODE   760G13
On completion of the course, the students should be able to
- apply knowledge in improvement knowledge and systematic improvement work
- apply knowledge of strategies and tools for learning-driven change management
- use relevant information resources and information retrieval strategies
- plan, implement, analyse, document and communicate competitive intelligence/information retrieval from a critical, scientific and ethical perspective
- account for educational perspectives and methods that promote the development of information literacy
- apply and supervise competitive intelligence work and information retrieval in connection with work-place improvement processes
- demonstrate knowledge of planning, management and supervision of learning-driven improvement processes
The general aim is that the student should have basic knowledge, on completion of the course, to be able to organise and lead a work-place improvement process and be able to supervise improvement knowledge and improvement processes based on relevant competitive intelligence/information retrieval.

From an interdisciplinary, above all information science, organisational theory related and educational perspective, the course covers:
- Basic perspectives on improvement knowledge and change management
- Theories and strategies for learning-driven change management
- Models, methods and tools for improvement knowledge
- Strategies for competitive intelligence and business intelligence
- The concept of information literacy related to improvement knowledge and evidence-based practice as well as information retrieval as a learning process: searching, critically reviewing, evaluating and utilising information related to improvement processes
- psychology of change, motivation-building actions in improvement work, conflict management
- Planning, leading and supervising learning-driven improvement processes
- The leader and supervisor role

Lectures, seminars, independent work/group assignments based on reality-based cases/scenarios and real starting points brought from the participants' own activities. The course provides an opportunity for advanced studies in a chosen field relevant to the course, studies or field of work. The students should also study independently.
The course is examined through an advanced assignment documented in a paper that is presented and ventilated at a final seminar. Detailed information about the assignment can be found in the course study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

The course participants are expected to have some prior knowledge of improvement knowledge from the course Profound Knowledge of Improvement, Learning and Information Literacy (7.5 HE credits) or the equivalent knowledge (decided in consultation with the examiner).
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Profound Knowledge of Improvement: The Initiation, Leading and Coaching of Processes of Change
Förbättringskunskap: Att initiera, leda och handleda förbättringsprocesser
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
Bibl. - University Library
Registrar No: LiU-2009-00139   Course Code: 760G13      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Communication - KME          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     KME   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-05-28