ALC8007 : Professional Communication
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Alina Schartner
- Lecturer: Dr Tony Young
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
• To provide an introduction to the theory of effective professional communication in cross-cultural contexts informed by recent research.
• To develop in students an understanding of the role of language in effective cross-cultural professional communication.
• To provide the opportunity to practice a range of professional skills including negotiation, oral and written presentation, team building, project management, and critical reading skills.
• To develop the skills and theoretical knowledge neded to have a systematic understanding of, and critical awareness of, current thought on best professional practice in professional communication skills in cross-cultural contexts
Outline Of Syllabus
Specific syllabus content is subject to group needs analysis. The following is indicative content:
1. Background- cross-cultural professional misattribution and miscommunication: causes and possible cures
2. Cross-cultural communicative effectiveness: theory and overview of best practice
3. Negotiation: recent research literature, case studies, skills and practice
4. Oral Presentation: recent research literature, case studies, skills and practice
5. Team work and teambuilding in Cross-Cultural contexts: recent research literature, case studies, skills and practice
6. Critical reading of professional reports
7. Effective writing of professional reports
8. Effective participation in cross-cultural meetings
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||2:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||118:00||118:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are delivered to introduce and discuss key knowledge areas. Student-lead group research projects and fieldwork provide opportunities to practice skills. Private study provides the opportunity to enable wider reading and critical evaluation of relevant studies, and to participate in group research projects and presentation preparation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||60||Max 2500 words, hand in after the end of the module.|
|Case study||2||M||40||Group research project and presentation to be delivered in week 7 or 8 of the module.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The individual essay assesses students’ ability to apply key concepts from the module to ‘real life’ examples, and to engage with relevant academic literature, including empirical work. The student-led research projects and associated presentations assess students’ team working, organizational, time management, and oral presentation skills, as well as their ability to critically evaluate published empirical studies.