Leadership and group dynamics 712

Module code AGV 712
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Nature, philosophy and objectives of Extension.  The group as channel and instrument in extension; definitions and characteristics of groups; group formation; theories regarding the functioning of groups; group norms; group goals;  small group techniques;  rural groups and their engagement;  definitions and theories of leadership;  behaviour and attitude in group work;  the extensionist as professional leader;  group analysis in group context and process;  training of leaders.  Conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation.  Ethics in extension and agricultural development.  Management in extension;  Strategic planning;  functions of management.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 four-hour lecture in 5 block week sessions
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Agricultural Economics Extension and Rural Develo
Period of presentation Year

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