This course examines interpersonal communication knowledge and skills for the Early Childhood Education and Education Assistant professional. It combines theory with skill development, useful for promoting self and social awareness.
Date First Offered:
- Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
- Acceptance into the Early Childhood Education and Care or Education Assistant Programs
- HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers - may be taken concurrently
The importance of interpersonal skills
Communication of self concept
Perception and communication
Identifying and expressing emotions
Trust and interpersonal relations
Defensiveness and responding to criticism productively
Managing conflicts in relationships
Professional relations at work
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Demonstrate effective communication skills
- Identify personal communication growth and development
Integrate knowledge and skills on communication with professional role
Explore communication from the perspective of self
Implement effective group processes
Identify and honour diversity issues in communications
Number of Assignments:
- Assignments: 90 %
Participation: 10 %
Nature of Participation:
- Teleconference classes with small group work and full class discussion.
Percentage of Individual Work:
- Oral presentation [done with a partner], written self assessment/critique of oral presentation,
- Lab reports, 6
Percentage of Group Work:
Other Pertinent Information:
Ministry of Children and Family Development ECE Registry Competencies.
Course Offered in Other Programs:
- Knowledge Specifications: B1,B2,B4, B5
- Activities/functions: 2-c-6,2-c-7,2-e-2,2-e-3,2-e-4, 3-a-3, 3-b-1, 3-b-2, 3-b-4, 3-b-5, 3-b-6, 3-c-2, 3-c-4, 3-c-5. 3-c-6, 3-c-7, 4-a-2, 4-a-3, 6-a-1, 6-a-3, 6-a-4, 7-b-4, 7-b-5, 7-b-7, 7-b-8
- Education Assistant
- Education Assistant Diploma
- This course was developed for distributed delivery with required teleconferences. Students will participate in weekly teleconferenced classes - 85% attendance is mandatory to pass the course.
All assignments must be completed in order to pass.
- Late assignment submission without prior approval from instructor will incur a 10% deduction per week.
- Any assignment received over three weeks past the due date without prior arrangements made with the instructor will be marked at 50%. Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor immediately.
Ethics: NLC assumes that all students attending the institution will follow a high standard of ethics. Incidents of cheating or plagiarism may, therefore, result in a grade of zero for the assignment, quiz, test, exam, or project for all parties involved and/or expulsion from the course.
Students must be able to complete partner and group work which may require online or teleconference meetings with classmates, outside of class time.
Note: Students must have regular access to a computer and the Internet; basic computer skills are needed in order to complete this course.
- Required - Wood, J., 2006, Everyday Encounters (Thomson/Nelson). Chapters Covered: All