ECTA 121 - Interpersonal Communications

This course examines interpersonal communication knowledge and skills for the Early Childhood Education and Education Assistant Professional. By combining theory with skill development, this course promotes social awareness as well as a sense of self.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15



HDEC 100 (may be taken concurrently)


Non-Course Prerequisites: 

Ministry of Justice Schedule B CRC (works with children)





Course Content:

- The importance of interpersonal skills
- Communication of self concept
- Perception and communication
- Identifying and expressing emotions
- Verbal communication
- Non-verbal communication
- Effective listening
- Trust and interpersonal relations
- Defensiveness and responding to criticism productively
- Managing conflicts in relationships
- Professional relations at work


Learning Outcomes:
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


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  85


Percentage of Group Work:  15


Additional Course Comments:
- Ministry of Children and Family Development ECE Registry Competencies.
  Knowledge Specifications:
   B1,B2,B4, B5
   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


Text Books:

Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.