Course code Peda3037

Credit points 4

Interactive Methods and Professional Communication

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation23.01.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developers

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Baiba Briede

Dr. paed.

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Jānis Pāvulēns

Mg. ed.

Course abstract

Usage of pedagogical and psychological cognitions in relation to the designer‘s work are acquired and assessed in the course. Students acquire knowledge, skills and competence on public presentation, a small socila group, leadership, a team, multicultural environment, communicaion, emmotional intelligence and the methods of inquiry. The students develop: client-centered social competence and verbal and non-verbal communication in general, ability to analyse, assess and guide communication situations as well as improve their reflection abilities. The students make theory connection to real-life

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge: able to explain: conceptions of communication, usage of interactive methods, team building, emotionally intelligent client-centered communication; interpret non-verbal communication, stereotypes, multicultural and interprofessional communication; understand the peculiarities of public presentation.
• Skills: able to: use knowledge in independent and practical works as well as making assignments and presentations; make a dialogue; analyse, assess and guide situations and protect and substantiate an opinion in professional relations; present ideas, intentions and work results; analyse and assess the peculiarities of team building, client-centered communication, conflicts, communication barriers, biological, cultural and emotional intelligence aspects of communication.
• Competence: able to use knowledge and skills in various situations with the purpose to promote development of clients’ and colleagues’ knowledge, skills and competence, and positive communication.

Compulsory reading

1. Dubkēvičs L. Saskarsme: lietišķā etiķete. Rīga: Jumava, 2003. 306 lpp. 2. Līdera abc. Ceļvedis uzņēmīgiem cilvēkiem. Rīga: LIAA, 2016. 60 lpp. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 30.01.2018.] Pieejams: 3. Psiholoģija 2. daļa. Personība, grupa, sabiedrība, kultūra. K.Mārtinsone, K.Miltuze (red.). Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2015. 304. lpp. 4. Principles of communication in the business environment. New York : Pearson/Custom Publishing, 2009. 97 p.

Further reading

1. Egidess A. Saskarsmes labirinti: kā iemācīties sadzīvot ar cilvēkiem. Rīga: Jumava, 2006.405 lpp. 2. Gamble T.K., Gamble. Communication works. 11th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013. 512 p. 3. Pīzs A. Ķermeņa valoda. Rīga: Jumava, 2006. 414 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Sociālās psiholoģijas resursi internetā [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 30.01.2018.] Pieejams: 2. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [tiešsaiste]. [skatīts 30.01.2018.]. American Psychological Association (APA) Pieejams: EBSCO datubāzēs: