Not offered in 2020
Introduces students to the theory and models of effective communication in academic and professional contexts. Includes written communication, non-verbal communication, communicating in groups and teams, and communicating with specific groups, such as people with disabilities, and children and young people. Communication challenges are examined, including cross-cultural communication and managing conflict.
Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: Understanding communication theory and models
Topic 3: Speech, conversation and nonverbal communication
Topic 4: Interpersonal encounters and interviews
Topic 5: Self-esteem, assertiveness and managing conflict
Topic 6: Writing and documentation in academic and workplace settings
Topic 7: Style and language in academic and workplace settings
Topic 8: Communication – the example of cross-cultural communication
Topic 9: Communication with specific populations, including children and young people, and people with disabilities
Topic 10: Communicating in groups, including families, teams and meetings
Topic 11: Managing communication in organisations
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of a range of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills and their application to academic and work settings|
|2||articulate what some of the barriers are to effective communication|
|3||reflect on their own communication patterns and personal values and how these may impact on their ability to effectively communicate with other people|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of a range of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills and their application to academic and work settings
- articulate what some of the barriers are to effective communication
- reflect on their own communication patterns and personal values and how these may impact on their ability to effectively communicate with other people
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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