Materials will be provided online in the LMS and are expected to be supplemented by the student’s own research and enquiry based learning.
Teaching strategies will include lectures, discussion, facilitation, group and individual work. Active participation and collaboration will be essential. Flipped classroom strategies will be also employed for some activities. Students will be expected to demonstrate their learning by presenting work in writing, visually, orally and in presentations.
The class will fully support the business simulation project and link tasks directly to activities in the simulation to provide an authentic learning experience.
Evaluation of learning will include assessment by self, peer and teacher. Grading criteria rubrics will be provided for assessed tasks and will be based on the principles of authentic learning and assessment and use the SOLO framework – “Structural Observation of Learning Outcomes” (Biggs and Collis, 1982, Biggs 1999).
01.08.2019 - 31.12.2019
10.06.2019 - 02.09.2019
Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
TAMK Main Campus
The course is fully supportive of the business simulation project the students are undertaking and is based on real life experience of working business and commerce.
Details of the assessment schedule, including any exams, will be provided in the Tabula LMS.
The course will examine international organizational communication. Students will consider and reflect upon the impact and diversity of culture to organizational communications, using examples from the instructors and student’s experiences.
Time and effort as required 3 ECTS credit course = Approx 80 hours.
A scheme of work will be provided in the Tabula LMS.
The student can name the various participants in the communications process and describe communications theory. The student can identify internal and external communications and describe or illustrate the communications process. The student can communicate simple messages in spoken English and present simple, factual information and follow templates to produce routine written communications content. The student is able to communicate in a business environment by participating in both speaking/listening, reading/writing activities.
The student can explain the role of participants and describe the processes of communications theory. The student can explain and apply communications processes to their own business simulation and develop internal and external communications strategies. The student can explain the communication principles of the public relations process, describe, and plan a communications process. The student is able to explain phenomena clearly by speaking and writing in English and take account of cultural norms when devising or responding to communications from other cultures. The student is able to present complex ideas and information, take account of and adjust communication so that it is appropriate for the audience and medium being used. The student demonstrates the ability to evaluate and adapt their communications approach based on the context and reaction of recipients and is open to new communications methods, channels and ideas.
The student can explain modern theories of communication, analyse the communications structures within an organization, design a public relations response to a business situation and explain, evaluate and critique the public relations process of a given organization. The student can design and implement solutions to communications problems within an organization, analyse communications issues and synthesise possible solutions and recognise possible implications. The student can collaborate with fellow learners during the learning process and evaluate different communications approaches. The student can improvise during a presentation to deal with unforeseen challenges and connect ideas and information from diverse sources and synthesis this to construct new understanding. The student can demonstrate the ability to adapt their communications as appropriate to context, situation, and level of formality. The student is tolerant of those who have different cultural communication norms and values. He/she is open to new communication methods and ideas, including those driven by modern technological solutions. The student is able to adapt their communications techniques and strategies as appropriate to the given situation, including tone, pace, intonation, body language, facial expression, dress and appearance, level of formality. The student is able to demonstrate the ability to listen actively.