BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-214 - Exploring Perspectives in Communication - 3.00 Credits

AECE-214 - Exploring Perspectives in Communication - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will explore advanced communication techniques, which include verbal, nonverbal and listening skills. They will examine interpersonal relationships and interpersonal conflict resolution. Emphasis will be on communication with individuals and within families of various structures. Topics covered include the foundations, philosophies and history of communication in Aboriginal communities and with families. Communication roles and responsibilities between teachers and the Aboriginal communities will also be examined.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Prerequisites : AECE certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in related field. Experience working in an early childhood educational setting. Aboriginal background and/or experience working in an Aboriginal adult educational setting an asset.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final Exam 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an effective communicator;
  • demonstrate the perception process by:

  • - discussing influences on perception;
    - comparing the accuracy and inaccuracy of perception;
    - practicing empathy;
  • analyze emotions with respect to expression and management of emotions;

  • evaluate non-verbal communication by:

  • -outlining characteristics of non-verbal communication;
    - recognizing types of non-verbal communication;
  • compare listening to hearing by discussing types of non-listening, styles of listening, and active listening;

  • demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal relationships;

  • resolve interpersonal conflict by:

  • - recognizing nature of conflict, personal conflict styles, and personal conflict resolutions;
    - constructing a win – win communication approach;
  • compare communication skills in diverse family structures by outlining emotional expression, communication processes, and styles of listening;

  • discuss the history, foundations and philosophies of communication in Aboriginal communities; and

  • outline the historical role of the teacher in Aboriginal communities with regards to communication roles and responsibilities.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Adler, R. et all. Looking out looking in: Interpersonal communication. Current edition. San Francisco, CA. Rinehart Press.
  • Gonsalez–Mena, J. 50 early childhood strategies for working & communicating with diverse families. Current edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Prentice Hall.
  • Mayfield, Margie. Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada: Contexts, Dimensions, and Issues. Current edition Toronto, Ont. Pearson Education.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information please visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council Approved October 31, 2012.