EDED11456 - Communication in Educational Environments

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Communication in Educational Environments introduces students to the importance of interpersonal communication and social skills in contemporary education and care settings characterised by diversity. Students develop an understanding of the links between effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills, cultural sensitivity and teacher efficacy; and explain the importance of using these strategies to engage with culturally diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners and their families. Both analytical and practical knowledge of interpersonal skills and constructive communication strategies that establish collaborative relationships with learners, parents and carers and colleagues to support learning and engagement and maximise educational opportunities for all students are emphasised in this unit.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.73% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Feedback
Whilst it's true that the majority of primary school teachers are women, it would be better to have at least one case study involving a male teacher.
Some male case studies will be added to the unit.
Action Taken
Additional male case studies will continue to be sourced and added to the unit resources accordingly.
Source: Student Feedback
I would like to see more student engagement in the Discussion topics each week for zoom.
More specific discussion topics will be added each week to improve student engagement.
Action Taken
Discussion topics have been incorporated in weekly content and student participation encouraged.
Source: Student Feedback
Textbook was designed for within a generic workplace rather than an education perspective.
More focus will be placed on educational perspectives within the unit rather than being generic.
Action Taken
Educational perspectives have been highlighted throughout the weekly content.
Source: Student feedback
Additional clarification of the assessment requirements is necessary.
Revision of task descriptions and assessment support material.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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