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SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education

Other requisites

Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course.

Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.)

Synopsis

Students will analyse the nature of communication and learn the elements of effective interpersonal communication. A major focus will be on the role of verbal interaction in teaching. The importance of effective and active listening will be emphasised, together with the interaction between nonverbal and verbal communication. Students will also learn how to conduct group discussions, prepare and present reports on pupils to parents and fellow professionals, how to deal with anger and conflict, and some 'front-line' counselling skills. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 Online