Non-Award | CUR-UNR02 | 2023
Foundations of Communication
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Communicate through writing, the spoken word and graphic representation. List the techniques associated with each of these methods. Draft a blog or a wiki as part of a team project. Devise and deliver an oral presentation aided by visual elements.
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 29 May 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and use interpersonal strategies appropriate for purpose and audience when communicating in spoken, written and online modes in the learning environment
- execute an oral presentation using visual tools format to enhance the message
- participate in a team project and produce a blog or wiki on an assigned topic that demonstrates effective online, interpersonal and collaborative learning practices
- demonstrate competent communicative skill in using English for academic purposes (in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities).
- Introduction, academic and digital integrity
- Understanding what communication is
- Communication types and settings
- Effective communication skills
- Visual communication
- Online security, social media and online educational tools
- Collaborating and communicating effectively in teams
- Working in teams
- Public speaking and oral presentations
- Oral communication tools
- University learning environment
- Revision, trial presentation submission
Students develop their knowledge and skills in effective spoken, written and graphic communication in a tertiary context. Communication strategies appropriate for purpose and audience are applied in practical and interactive learning tasks involving interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation and language skills.
Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.
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- Structured discussion (10%)
- Group task (40%)
- Oral presentation (40%)
- Email Task (10%)
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- Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
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