This course addresses the communication concepts and practices within the formal and non-formal educational contexts. Communication is central to teaching and learning because communication mediates a conscious effort either on the part of the learners to learn, or on the part of the teachers to provide and transfer knowledge, attitudes and skills.
Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Articulate the ways communication and education are intertwined in educational contexts;
- Discuss the relationship between learner experience, worldview development, and human development;
- Examine education as a relational activity between teachers and learners;
- Create a practical application of educational communication for an educational setting;
- Assess the role of communication within the formal and non-formal educational contexts; and
- Reflect on the impact of educational communication on your own professional and/or vocational goals.
- Introduction to Educational Communication
- Meaningful Learning
- Liberal Education and Professional Education
- Participatory, Integrative and Difficult Knowledge
- Transformative Learning
- Critical Pedagogy
- The Individual Learner
- Technology and Educational Communication
- The Learning Group
- Formal and Informal Learning
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Pre/Post Course Reflection Statements||5%||1-7|
|Peer Learning Space Contributions||20%||1-7|
|Meaningful Experience Essay||15%||1-4, 6|
|Group Discussion (Week 05) (Interactive)||5%||1-3, 7|
|Online Midterm Knowledge Check||5%||1-5|
|Group Project Poster||10%||1, 2, 5, 7|
|Major Writing Assignment||15%||1-3|
|Online Final Exam||25%||1-5|
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Communication Process: Bridging Theory and Practice : Required Courses
*Course details are subject to change.