THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE WITHIN THE ROMANIAN MILITARY EDUCATION
Henri Coanda Air Force Academy, Brasov (ROMANIA)
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Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The current legislation defines the military educational model (the graduate model) based on the coordinates of five specific competences (roles deriving from the status of an officer): leader, specialist, combatant, educator and citizen. The communication competence constitutes the foundation of the other five competences, and, although it is not individually included in the normative frame, it implies a laborious endeavor of building an enlarged area of values. These targeted values are not limited to a transfer of mental knowledge into skilled judgments. They aim at the discovery and valuing the access towards others, a synchronization of the value-system and a synchronization of language with the body language, so as the military person to be able to communicate through accepting exchanges, adjusting to partners, contextualization, schematization and active listening. These requirements become necessary in the development of the five competences. The present paper intends to analyze the manner in which the communication competence supports the achievement of the other five competences within the Romanian military educational system.
Keywords: competence, aptitude, role, military graduate model, communication competence.