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 SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 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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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 67.86% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 25.45% 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 evaluation
Clarify references to the main academic text used in this unit. There are references to the 'text book' which needs to be changed as the main academic text is available in the eReading list.
Edit unit profile and course materials to avoid confusion.
Action Taken
These were actioned for T2 2022.
Source: student evaluation
Further clarification required for AT2.
Provide further scaffolding for AT2.
Action Taken
This was actioned for T2 2022.
Source: SUTE
Some eReading items were only available as hard copies.
Revise eReading list to ensure all texts are available online.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE
Portfolio tasks available in a single document.
A checklist will be developed for students.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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