2008/1 SSK13: Learning and Communication Behaviour
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Modules and Topics
- Introduction to Learning & Communication
- Learning as an Individual & In a Group
- "How do I choose a team, and what do I bring to it?"
- Learning Independently & learning in a team
- Online Learning: Using the Internet to learn and collaborate
- Knowledge: Its Current State and its Various Forms
- "What do I know and how do I know it?"
- Knowledge, Philosophy & Society; Socio-cultural knowledge
- Business Knowledge
- The Development of Research Skills
- Diverse Forms of Communication
- "How do I get the message across?"
- Written Communication & Presentations (live and online)
- Electronic Communication (blogs, media, PowerPoint and Public relations)
Learning and Communication Behaviour, SSK13, introduces students to skills that aid in learning.
This unit covers four key elements: Learning, as an individual, and in a group; Knowledge: its current state, and its various forms; Research skills; and Communication skills.
On completion of this unit students will have increased competence in a range of skills such as: team work; written and oral communication skills; presentation skills; the ability to critically asses their work and course material; the ability to think critically; and the ability to analyse a variety of knowledge sources.
This unit equips students to enter their studies confident they have the essential skills and background knowledge that will allow them to focus on their unit-specific learning.
The course objectives are to create students who are:
- more effective written communicators across a number of styles of writing;
- more effective oral communicators;
- independent learners who are able to adapt and develop team learning and teamwork disciplines;
- able to assess the viability of knowledge for use in different forums;
- able to critically analyse the relevance of knowledge for specific purposes, across a variety of communicative platforms;
- able to use the library and the internet as a research source; and
- able to reflect upon their learning experience to come to a realistic assessment of their progress.
There are five key attributes that students should acquire:
- A vocational capacity as a result of the development of research, critical analysis, and communication skills;
- An entrepreneurial disposition elicited via the development of independent thinking skills;
- The ability to be effective and ethical in work and community situations, developed through investigation of contemporary ethical issues;
- An ability to manage change, through an awareness of the key issues confronting a globalised world; and
- A contextual awareness of the local and international environments in which they contribute (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, political and natural).
Those attributes again: capable; entrepreneurial; effective and ethical; adaptable; aware.