Collaborative Approaches in Disability Services

Course code EDUC6004Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Examines interpersonal communication processes, which are required for collaborative/planning roles in disability services. In particular, skills will be developed in the areas of listening, interviewing, conflict resolution, and collaborative problem solving. This course is delivered in distance mode.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe course addresses the development of interpersonal communication skills that are essential in effective consultation, collaboration and planning with colleagues and other professionals.

Specifically, the course will:

1. Develop knowledge and understanding of aspects of the interpersonal communication processes, which are required for the collaborative/planning roles in disability services.

2. Develop listening, interviewing, conflict resolution, and collaborative problem solving skills.
Content1. Introduction and Effective Communication
2. Barriers to Effective Communication
3. Listening and Active Listening Skills
4. Non-Verbal Communication
5. Person-Centred Planning
6. Interviewing
7. Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Problem Solving
8. Working Collaboratively with Non-Verbal Clients
9. Collaborating with Professionals
10. Collaborating with Parents and Families
Replacing Course(s)This is a new course.
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - Commentary Paper - 40%
Online DiscussionAssignment 1 - Online Discussion x 4 - 60%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term