Inside Work Cultures, book exam

To train students in reading, understanding and using relevant research literature in developing a critical understanding of the nature of professional work and employment in diverse working cultures. With the help of in-depth studies on particular work students learn to understand also other working cultures, to respect their diversity, as well as to think through and reflect on their own identities as becoming professionals.
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Schedule:

May 2021

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Online

Topic:

Leadership and strategy

Form of learning:

Online

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

6 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 30.00

Target group and prerequisites

The course does not have specific prerequisites.

Course description

Learning Outcomes
To train students in reading, understanding and using relevant research literature in developing a critical understanding of the nature of professional work and employment in diverse working cultures. With the help of in-depth studies on particular work students learn to understand also other working cultures, to respect their diversity, as well as to think through and reflect on their own identities as becoming professionals.

Content
The literature takes students on a guided journey inside the intricate world of work cultures. It offers rich accounts of and insights into how professionals work, talk about their work, how they experience and understand their working in diverse organizational settings. A selection of organizational ethnographies provides students with a research-based understanding of how work and management gets done. The literature explores the daily life of technical experts and contractors, human rights guardians/activists, and field service technicians, among others. The literature provides a selection of cultural resources with which students can understand and address a range of professional practices, working conditions, organizational policies, and conflicting moralities in work, as well as their effect on our (working) lives.

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