Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SUMMARY OF MODULES 1 & 3 COMMUNICATION STUDIES



WHAT’S IN MODULES ONE AND THREE

WEEK -TOPIC -OBJECTIVES -ASSIGNMENT

MODULE ONE

Research

The Aim and Purpose of research
Define such terms as: sources ie Primary and Secondary, reliability vs validity, credibility, authority, fact, opinion, bias, method, instrument, data vs information,
Identify the many types of Data Collection Methods
Identify the Strengths and Weaknesses of these methods
Factors to consider when choosing a method or methods
How do you document your source/sources
Read and make copious notes in your assigned groups

Presentations of Group Assignments will take place in Week 2

Choice or formats: PowerPoint, White board, Bristol board
NB whatever your choice please prepare Handouts of the main points for everyone

MODULE ONE

Note -taking
Define note-taking
Identify the objectives/goals/aims/purpose of note-taking
Types of Reading re Skimming, Scanning, Critical Reading
The importance of developing listening skills
Identifying effective listening
Tips to improve listening skills
Role playing to get the message across.
Can be done in Groups, pairs, solo

MODULE ONE
Summary
Define summary
Identify what are the Objectives/Purpose
The importance of Sequencing your ideas
How to Identify Main point/idea, writer’s purpose, writer’s intention
Looking at practice questions

MODULE ONE

Language
Identifying the language techniques/strategies/devices that writers use
Evaluating these strategies/techniques (How effective were they?)
Essay writing skills re how to organize an essay
Practice Questions

MODULE THREE

Communication
Define communication
Describe the communication model and process
Identify types and forms of communications (verbal. Non-verbal, written, computerized etc)

Identify and describe Contexts/situations in which communication takes place
Types of Non-verbal Communication
Functions/Purpose of NV comm.
Barriers to communication
How to communicate effectively

EXAMPLES OF PAPER 3

Portfolio Preparation
Identification of a Topic…Remember to check pages 28-29 in Comm Std Syllabus
or check my Blog entry titled "Topics for Communication Studies Portfolio"

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