2021 unit information
Residential Intensive period 05: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This unit requires students to attend six days of intensive study at Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong.
Residential Intensive period 05
Conference fees for residential intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. For further information please visit the Intensive Units webpage.
This is an intensive experiential program designed to capitalise on principles of adult learning. Students participate in a series of interactions designed to reproduce the dynamics of communication within organisations as well as communication between the organisation and its environment. The intensive residential program addresses interaction of individuals, groups, and larger social units. Topics addressed include handling of media crises, understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and storytelling, and negotiation and mediation skills. Students learn by dealing with problem situations and by reflecting on their performance. Concepts and techniques are provided through appropriate readings, situational practice, and extended exposure to communication and media professionals.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-managementGLO7: Teamwork
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPR779 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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