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SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration

Short Description: Communication & Collaboration
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070113 - Teacher Education: Special Edu
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: BEDU(Primary+SpecialEduc) and BEDU(SpecialEduc) and BPED to complete EDC2400 and (EHI3005 or SPE3002) prior to enrolment.
Pre-requisite: BEDU(Secondary+SpecialEduc) and BSED to complete EDC2400 and ESP1200 prior to enrolment.

Other Requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


Pre-service teachers will analyse the nature of communication and learn the elements of effective interpersonal communication, with consideration of the range of verbal and non-verbal communication processes and strategies. A major focus will be on the role of effective communication in education, and more specifically when teaching learners with additional needs including giving and receiving feedback, supporting learner engagement, and collaborating with others to ensure effective teaching and learning. The importance of effective and active listening will be emphasised, together with the interaction between verbal and non-verbal communication, and how these when used successfully can encourage and support effective collaborations. Pre-service teachers will also learn how to facilitate collaborative group decision-making and discussions, communicate effectively with learners, parents/carers, education colleagues and relevant professionals, and respond appropriately to conflict situations that may arise within an educational context.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021