SPC2017

Speech Communication for Educators

Course Code: SPC2017

Credit Hours: 2

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is designed to help future teachers become more effective communicators, particularly through the medium of public speaking, with emphasis on the demands specific to the education profession. Also, the demands of conveying such information to public or private school students will be emphasized. Open to Chipola College School of Teacher Education applicants only.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with grades of “C” or higher

Instructors:

Carol Saunders
saundersc@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook required

 

Assignment/course outline:

Weeks 1-4
Students learn the fundamental principles of speech communication. They learn to research, outline, and prepare written speeches. Unit one of the textbook will be read and discussed. Tests will cover course material. Speeches will be assigned and delivered.

Weeks 5-9
Students focus on communication in educational settings, speaker/listener contexts, group dynamics, interpersonal and intercultural interactions, etc.  Unit two of the textbook will be read and discussed. Tests will cover course material. Speeches will be assigned and delivered.

Weeks 10-15
Topics related to communication in the educational setting will be discussed. Unit three of the textbook will be read and discussed. Tests will cover course material. Speeches will be assigned and delivered.

Week 16
Class discussion of semester experiences. Final examination will be given.

Final course grades will be determined as follows:
Speeches, 50%
Tests, 25%
Final Exam, 25%

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SPC 2017 is not a General Education core course.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Study the process of communication, including listening, non-verbal communications, linguistics, group dynamics, interpersonal and intercultural interactions.

Develop oral speaking skills.

Explore the various opportunities for delivering speeches and speaking publicly in educational settings.

Use visual aids effectively, including the use of presentation software and hardware.

Prepare, tape and present speeches on educational issues.

Learn public speaking principles.

Listen carefully and critically to other speakers.

Use voice to communicate effectively.

Use effective wording in speeches.

Analyze speech audience.

Capture and hold listeners' interests.

Gather supporting materials needed to explain and argue a point of view.

 

Skills Performance

 

 

Textbook assignments, discussions, and tests to determine degree of mastery of communication skills.

Students present speeches to members of the speech class. The instructor’s critique, and students’ feedback are used constructively to improve speaking skills

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