Accessing module/course spaces in Moodle
To access the Moodle space for International Development Studies modules, first log in to Moodle or via the quick link on the University home page, using your Maynooth University username and password.
Moodle has been set up to display automatically the modules for which you are registered as a student under the heading My Courses on the Moodle homepage (this should be on the left hand side - scroll down if necessary).
If the International Development Studies modules do not appear under the heading My Courses, you can still access your courses in Moodle by self-enrolling to them. However, please note, if your courses do not appear in your Moodle, this normally is an indication that there is something wrong with your registration and you should also check your status with the Student Records office.
|KD202 Gender and Development: Theories and Practices
|KD206 Planning for Development
|KD208 Development Practice
|KD209 Culture, Conflict and Development
|KD201 Globalisation, the Economy and Development
|KD205 Leadership and Working with Groups
|KD204 Managing Development Organisations
|KD203 Global Movements
You will then be asked to enter the module enrollment key. This is an internal password in Moodle, but you will only need to use it once to access the module space. On your next login, the module will be displayed under your new list of My Courses. The enrollment keys for the International Development Studies courses are given in the table above.
Once you have entered the enrollment key, you will be brought to the course/module homepage, where you can access course material, notes and links. If you have never used Moodle before, you will be asked to agree to the Site Policy Agreement first, but this will not be repeated on any future visit to Moodle.
Getting Help: If you have any problems with Moodle, you can find further help on the main Moodle homepage, under Main Menu. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help. If you are working in the Public Access Cluster Rooms, a Computer Assistant may be able to help you log in to Moodle and find your course. For any questions relating to a particular module, please check with your tutor.
For details on how modules will be examined, please log onto the relevant Moodle page of the module.
Dates for exams will be released by the Exam Office.
KD202 Gender and Development: Theories and Practices (Core)
Introduction to gender concepts, identities and roles
Gender in Development – evolution of policies and approaches
Gender and Empowerment – gender relations and power
Gender and the project cycle
Using the Gender Analysis Matrix (GAM)
Gender, Livelihoods and the household
Gender, men and development
KD206 Planning for Development (Elective)
Principles and rationale of Management for Development Results
Introducing the key concepts, terms and vocabulary related to project planning
Developing a simple results chain
Describe the 6 phases of a Project Cycle
Project Cycle Management (PCM) in controlling and improving projects
Using the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) in designing development interventions
KD208 Development Practice (Elective)
The aim of this module is to introduce students to some key ideas and approaches which challenge what may be called 'orthodox' views of development practice, and thereby encourage critical reflection on all development interventions. It is hoped by the end of the module, students will have developed a questioning attitude towards development work in general, and will be able to articulate this within their own perspectives on what appropriate development practice might look like.
KD209 Culture, Conflict and Development (Elective)
Conflict Theory and Principles
Conflict: Causes and Effects
Identity, Perception and drivers of conflict
Methods of Conflict Analysis
Practicing Conflict Analysis
Working with Conflict - Resolution Processes
Obstacles and challenges to ending violent conflict
Transformation of Conflict from the use of Violence to the Use of Politics.
Position-based Bargaining v Interest-Based Conflict Transformation.
Culture and Conflict - ‘culture’ as an explanatory framework in development or in conflict situations.
Conflict and Human Rights.
KD201 Gloablisation, the Economy and Development (Core)
History of Globalisation
Drivers of current globalisation processes – technological, political and commercial
Winners and Losers:: Society and globalisation – costs and benefits of current globalisation
processes at different societal levels
International Institutions, Policies and Globalisation: Roles and policy agendas of WTO, World Bank,
IMF, OECD, and Global Civil Society groups
International Business, Policies and Globalisation: Role and agendas of Transnational Business in
the globalisation process
Global and Regional trade policy in reaction to globalisation processes including review of NAFTA,
EU, ASEAN, EAC and MERCOSUR,
Who governs the World? - Globalisation governance processes for 21st Century.
KD205 Leadership and Working with Groups (Core)
Leadership: Models and styles of leadership in a group context
Process of group development: How groups change and develop over time
Common Dynamics in Groups: Recognising and responding to common patterns/issues
Roles in Groups: The variety of roles people take up in groups
Decision Making: Styles and Processes
Communication: Patterns and Roles: Communication in cross cultural groups
Conflict Management: Conflict styles and conflict strategies
Power: Understanding power and power sources in a group context.
KD204 Managing Development Organisations (Elective)
An introduction to key management concepts, theories and practices of management within the
context of managing a development organisation.
An overview of the components, principles and functions of management
Case studies of best management systems and practices
Management styles and practices and Organisational structure and function
Culture, Management and Expectations
Organisational systems of communication, learning and change,
Management and strategic planning
Managing programme mplementation and monitoring.
KD203 Gloabl Movements (Elective)
What does it mean to be 'globally active' for Development?
The history of global activism
How has globalisation affected development activism?
Globalisation and Development Challenges – what action is needed if any?
Activism and Ideology - Is it enough to be 'active' and what does it mean to be 'radical'?
Activism and Identity – the influence of feminism on global activism for development
Rights or Justice or anti-globalisation or what? - understanding normative frameworks for activism
Understanding different activism strategies for development - Development Volunteering &
Experiential Advocacy; Development Education and Campaigning; Protest and Direct Action
Who is Active? What's the difference between NGOs, Grassroots Organisations, Networks and
Movements? (x 2)
Global Activist Movements (x3 – case studies: Debt movements, environmental rights movements,
indigenous rights movements, gay rights, Occupy movement etc).