MECM20012 Analysing Professional Communication
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Amelia Church
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Effective communication is the key to successful practice in many disciplines. This subject details how talk is managed in a range of professional settings, including: education (e.g. teacher-student interactions); medicine (e.g. doctor-patient consultations), psychology (e.g. counselling), law (e.g. question design in courtrooms), and journalism (e.g. radio interviews).
This subject will introduce students to interactional practices that are common to all workplaces: negotiation and resolving conflict; sources of misunderstanding; aligning with other speakers; managing topics; and different cultural practices in making sense of talk at work. Students will learn how interaction is organized based on the fundamental tenets of conversation analysis: turn-taking, repair and the sequential organization of talk. Students will develop an understanding of how these rules are managed in a range of settings, understanding talk as collaboratively achieved and fundamental to professional development.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to evaluate practices of effective communication in a range of professional settings, develop their own communication skills, and identify practical solutions to communication problems in the workplace.
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On completion of this students should be able to:
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Sidnell, J. & Stivers, T. (2012) The Handbook of Conversation Analysis. Chicester: Wiley. (E-book)
All weekly subject readings available on LMS.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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