Communication

Expressing and interpreting meaning through a variety of forms

Students that have proficient communication skills are able to clearly articulate their thoughts, feelings, ideas and information in a variety of formats (orally, non verbally and written) for different purposes. Effective communicators have developed skills to actively listen to the message they are hearing and are able to reflect and respond to the knowledge, values and intentions.

Responsible educators,  need to ensure that communication skills are taught not just assessed.  The role of communication is evident in all curricular documents and this reflects the importance of developing these skills for use in all areas of a student’s life.

Language- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 9
Mathematics- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 17
The Arts- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 29
Social Studies, History and Geography- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 48-9
Science & Technology- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 24, 39
Health & Physical Education- The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 -8 p. 2

Lucy West discusses listening and questioning skills.

Student panel discusses communication and technology.

Further Links and Reading:

Student Voice Monograph   Student Voice
Grand Conversations Monograph  Primary Grand Conversations
Junior Grand Conversations Monograph

 Junior

Grand Conversations

 https://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_AskingEffectiveQuestions.pdf Asking Effective Questions
eworkshop module on communication
Crucial Communication Skills- Lucy West

 

 

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