1 Types and Forms of Communication; (what is communication, communication motives, verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, small-group, median-group and large-group communication) (2+2)
2 Communication in Organizations; (communication schemes, organizational climate, formal and informal/non-formal communication, horizontal and vertical communication, rumours as means of communication) (1+1)
3 Communication in the Classroom (students, first impressions, message congruity, attention distracters, non-verbal communication (2+2)
4 Speed reading - basic principals (1+1)
5 Listening skills in teaching profession (1+1)
6 Assertiveness; (definition, specific techniques for assertive behaviour, the causes of (non)-assertiveness, assertive vs.
aggressive behaviour, I and You Messages) (2+2)
7 Praise and Criticism in education (1+1)
8 Conflict Communications; (the causes of conflict, overcoming conflicts) (2+2)
9 How to cope with difficult students / parents (1+1)
10 Stress and communication - Communication Fears (overcoming communication fears) (2+2)
Students will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, such as talking, active listening, constructive discussion, performing oral presentations, through teaching practice and lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues and other professionals.
Students will be able to use the above mentioned knowledge and skills to achieve their personal development aims