AOD_1096__Syllabus_SPRING 2010 REVISED - AOD 1016...

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AOD 1016 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATIORS Cynthia Belliveau, Ph.D. Office Phone: 215 204-4397 Ritter Annex 231 Cell Phone: 610 322-8434 Widener Faculty Offices E Mail: Office Hours: T R 2:00 – 3:00PM Catalog Description Provides a basis for understanding human behavior in professional and personal settings from a communication perspective. Emphasis is given to skills and analytical abilities related to challenges professionals face in a wide range of settings including: interpersonal and professional relationships, public presentations, team leadership roles and responsibilities and organizational change in management roles. Course Objectives The first half of the course will be an overview of the field of adult learning and an overview of the field of training. You will focus on the characteristics of an adult learner and how those characteristics affect learning. After examining adult learning theories and program planning models your focus will shift to the learning event. You will have opportunities to demonstrate and practice practical application of theory to the field. This course is structured to promote learning by doing: the way adults learn best. The class will be a mix of individual, pairs, small group and whole group learning, and a mix of experiential, analytical, discussion and application activities. By the end of the course you will be able to; 1. Describe the theoretical and applied aspects of the various kinds of training and development practices. 2. Understand and utilize the concept of andragogy. 3. Demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of presentation methods, learning exercises, training aids and group facilitation techniques to support effective learning at both the content and process levels. 4. Be able to conduct a needs assessment to determine training goals and objectives. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2010 for the course DK 1061 taught by Professor Mattson during the Spring '10 term at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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AOD_1096__Syllabus_SPRING 2010 REVISED - AOD 1016...

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