Human and organisational behaviour change and management 729

Module code AGV 729
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Understanding change and the time lag phenomenon.  Principles of human behaviour and its influence on change.  Theoretical perspectives on behaviour change.  Understanding resistance and barriers to change.  Adoption and diffusion of new innovations.  Theories and models of decision-making.  Introduction to organisational dynamics;  Role of Extension organisations in Rural Development.  Theoretical perspectives on organisational change;  organisations as rationale and open systems.  Understanding organisations and society;  organisational pathologies;  organisational effectiveness.

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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