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Key skill assessment: Communication
Communication is part of everyone's life. Being able to communicate clearly and...
Communication is part of everyone's life. Being able to communicate clearly and effectively – orally, visually and in writing – underpins nearly everything we do. Developing your communication skills will help you recognise your strengths as well as areas where you could improve. In developing and assessing your communication skills, you will learn to recognise, adapt and use your skills confidently and effectively in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to be studied for 1 hour per week over 50 weeks.
By the end of this section you should be able to:
- develop a strategy for using communication skills over an extended period of time;
- monitor and critically reflect on your use of communication skills, adapting your strategy as necessary, to produce the quality of outcomes required;
- evaluate your overall strategy and present outcomes.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Information and communication
- 2 Sources of help
- 3 Key skills assessment units
- 4 Structure of the assessment units
- 5 Effective communication
- 6 What you should present
- 7 Part A: Evidencing skills to develop a strategy, monitor progress and evaluate performance
- 8 Part B: Evidencing your communication skills
- 9 Notes to help you complete your assessment
Key skills assessment: communication
This key skill focuses on the ways in which you receive and respond to information and communicate with other people in your work, study and everyday life. Communication skills include speaking, listening, reading and writing for different purposes. Techniques such as note taking and writing summaries are important, but so, too, are the techniques of evaluation and application, such as evaluating the relevance and quality of information.
Communication is part of everyone's life and improving your skills also involves you being able to integrate changes in the way you communicate into your study or work. Essentially, this means you will be improving your skills while communicating what you are learning. This is much more than developing your presentation skills or tackling an essay. It is also about strategically planning how to communicate, applying your skills in different situations, and critically reflecting on your performance, that is being consciously aware of what you are doing and how well you are doing it. This unit is designed to be studied for 1 hour per week over 50 weeks.
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