Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

University Life Skills: Effective Communication and the Psychology of Body Language and Their Impact on the Learning Process

News of Male Students in Al-Abdiyyah Branch
Added on - 2021/09/20  |  اخر تعديل - 2021/09/20

Out of the keenness of His Excellency the Dean of the Deanship of the Joint First Year, Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi, to develop and upgrade the quality of the academic and professional performance of the students of the deanship and to urge them to achieve more accomplishments and excellence, the Student Advising and Support Unit, under the supervision of His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Fawzi, the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (male section) at Al-Abdiyyah, organized forty courses entitled: "University Life Skills: Effective Communication and the Psychology of Body Language and Their Impact on the Learning Process". The courses were presented by Dr. Mansour Samir Al-Sayyid Al-Sa`idi at building Q3, hall no. 113, on Thursday, 2 Safar 1443 A.H.

The course, which was attended by a number of the students of the Deanship of the Joint First Year, had several main objectives, most importantly the following:

  1. Edifying the students on the four basic factors of effective communication.
  2. Familiarizing the students with the process of effective communication in terms of its concept, importance, and elements.
  3. Identifying the characteristics of effective communication, its obstacles, and its various types.
  4. Enabling students to acquire the necessary skills to help them recognize body language and also train them on using it.
  5. Providing students with the necessary skills that help them introduce themselves and present their ideas in the most effective way.
  6. Equipping students with skills and abilities and training them on the means that contribute to improving the communication process.
  7. Helping the students develop and improve their effective non-verbal communication skills.
  8. Acquiring, developing and improving the skills of dialogue and persuasion among university students, and understanding their ways.

At the outset, the trainer defined the main objectives of the training course, which was "to identify the patterns and means of effective communication in the work environment and to acquire efficient communication skills within the university environment". He then highlighted the four basic factors for effective communication, including: the sender, channel, receiver, and feedback. Next, an educational situation was presented to the students to establish a dialogue in order to explain one of the course topics, and how to communicate with others and work to reach positive results by using effective communication skills.

Through the presentation, many of the students' personalities were identified within the educational situation, including introverted and social personalities. The trainer also explained that an intuitive person with sensory perception, one who communicates effectively in different situations and listens attentively to what is presented to him, is someone with a strong personality. At the end, some topics related to effective communication were presented to the students, including some topics on advising, offering advice before being asked, teaching, judgment and decision-making, and fear.

The course was concluded by pointing out that those who wish to obtain information as a receiver learn everything through verbal communication, rather than the communication of ideas and their details through written communication.