PřF:XS450a Communication skills training - Course Information

XS450a Communication skills training

Faculty of Science
spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Ondřej Přibyla (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Vrtalová (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Ondřej Přibyla
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 12:00–13:50 J4
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to improve students' ability to interact and communicate (ie listening and speaking) with people. Training outcomes are necessarily dependent on individual dispositions, but after the course each student should be able to:
To create and deliver a good short speech (5 min. Such as a personal introduction)
To structure a complicated idea, so that could be communicated to the audience.
To analyze the specific communication situation (eg conflict with the student) and propose a way to improve
  • Areas of training:
  • Presentation Skills:
  • Nonverbal expression - eye contact, movement of the speaker ...
  • Short forms (5 min): personal presentation, Pecha Kucha ...
  • "Capture the essence"
  • Improvised performance on a given topic
  • Structure your speech - how to deliver comlicated topic
  • Communication skills:
  • Active listening
  • Asking questions
  • Specialsituations: personal feedback, communication in conflict situations  
  • Dealing with emotions - labeling, expressing emotions, ...
    recommended literature
  • PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Konflikty a vyjednávání : umění vyhrávat, aniž by někdo prohrál. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 136 s. ISBN 9788024729442. info
  • PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Komunikace a prezentace : umění mluvit, slyšet a rozumět. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 176 s. ISBN 9788024727066. info
    not specified
  • M.B.Rosenberg: Nonviolent communication
Teaching methods
Active training (individualy or in groups) thourgh tasks and activities followed by review or feedback.
Assessment methods
Homeworks are required during the semester. (max 30 minutes a week, typically the preparation of a short spoken presentation, reading the theory or watching specific lecture) Credit is awarded for active participation in lessons
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2018, recent)
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