level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students can prepare, carry out and evaluate their own presentations, moderation and arguments. They master the necessary technologies and media as well as the interplay between voice and pronunciation, appearance and body language, eye contact, facial expression and gestures. Students know the risks and how to recognize conflict, and can introduce solutions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The meaning of the term presentation is illustrated.
General presentation techniques and forms of communication and communication models are described and discussed.
The of information delivery (information: giver – receiver) are presented.
The difference between verbal and non-verbal communication, such as facial expression, gestures, rhetoric, body language etc., is reflected upon in relation to the students’ own presentation, and those of others are analyzed.
Intercultural communication and negotiation techniques as well as the associated difficulties and pitfalls play an important role in the course.
The principles of moderation are also described.
recommended or required reading
Bayer, K. (2007): Argument und Argumentation. Logische Grundlagen der Argumentation, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Birkenbihl, V. F. (2004): Kommunikationstraining, Frankfurt/Main, mvg Verlag
Klippert, H. (2002): Kommunikations-Training. Übungsbausteine für den Unterricht, Weinheim, Beltz
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Mag. Peter Dietrich
year of study
second year of studies
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