Contemporary Development Communication
What you'll learn
- After completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the approaches to contemporary development communication
- Perform situation analysis and problem tree analysis to address the development issues
- Design and implement development communication strategies combining participatory methods with communication processes, media and digital tools best suited for a specific situation (e.g., COVID-19)
This course is about creating experience for change. It aims to enable the students to understand the processes and approaches to contemporary development communication. Students will learn to perform situation analysis and problem tree analysis to address the development issues. Learners will acquire the skills to design and implement development communication strategies combining participatory methods with communication processes, media and digital tools best suited for a specific situation relevant to current times. The course is designed in three sections: Digital Instructional Media Design: Storyboarding, Concepts and Approaches to Development Communication and Communication Strategies for Development. In the first section, the course participants will start seeing and exploring various methods of digital storytelling - and applying it to the work. Learners will use storyboard tools, concepts and frameworks for giving a voice to their story. Learners will develop a reflective learning journal using a storyboard tool. In the second section, students will understand various approaches to development communication and reflect on development awareness campaigns to explore the best communication practices. In the third section, they will learn problem tree analysis and P- process. This course will help the learners evolve from the role of an 'information provider', through 'motivator' and 'catalyst of change', to 'Change Agent'.
Who this course is for:
- Students of all streams
Prajna Pani is a professor at Centurion University of Technology and Management (India). She received her Ph.D. from Utkal University in 2008. Her specialisations include Linguistics, ELT and 20th C British Literature. Prajna teaches English communication courses at the university where she won Faculty Excellence Award (2013) and New Age Teacher Award (2015). She has invested 21 years to teaching, mentoring, training, and development. She is drawn in exploring the innovative teaching methods using Moodle Software, Learning Apps, Blogs using WordPress and ELT 4.0 tools and technology. She has published many papers in national and international journals of repute, and also presented papers in national and international conferences, the most recent ones being in Harvard Faculty Club, Imperial College London, and National University Singapore. Her interest areas are ELT 4.0, Pedagogy, Emotional Intelligence, Development Communication and IT Enabled Communication. Prajna has edited the book ‘Education Technology for Engagement and Experience: A New Approach to Learning’. She is the co-editor of the book ‘Repositioning Folklore and Indigenous Knowledge Systems’. Prajna is the author of the book titled ‘Memory as Transcendence in T. S Eliot’s Poetry’ and co-author of the book ‘Emotional Intelligence and Communication at Workplace’.