About UEW Department Of Communication And Media Studies

About UEW Department Of Communication And Media Studies

(a)  Rationale

This Communication programme is designed to bring the vast resources in language teaching and training available at the University of Education, Winneba, to bear on the content and practice of communication. The programme, thus, emphasizes the acquisition of skills in the use of language, the central function of which is communication.

In addition to the core objectives of enhancing the skill and understanding of our graduates in the use of language in the achievement of communication needs is the need for an understanding of the application of the models and principles of communication and the media in pedagogy and educational management. Issues of instructional media and technology as well as the empowerment of teachers to contribute to and participate in media programmes and programming for professional purposes are of major concern to us, as a teacher training institution, in this age of Information Society. Extensive opportunities exist for teacher contribution to radio and rural newspaper content in our current pluralistic media climate and within the context of the Information Society. There are also opportunities for the training and development of public affairs specialists for education sector institutions, especially institutions of higher learning.

also enabled to conduct investigations into writing and reading in our educational system and help offer solutions to problems in those aspects of language use.

(b)     Goals and objectives

It is planned that, irrespective of their electives, at the end of their training, our graduates will be able to:

●     appreciate the central role of communication in human existence;

●     communicate more effectively in both oral and written modes, with attention to ethical, social, linguistic and discoursal considerations;

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