This is part of a series of inquiry-based provocations for essential elements of the PYP and the Learner Profile. For more, click here.
Communication is obviously a biggie. It shows up in the 4 C’s of 21st century learning. It comes up in the lists of skills employers most desire. It comes up in wellness articles and self-help books and relationship therapy.
Maybe it’s time we deliberately help students develop communication skills. As we do so, I hope we’ll also teach them more about what it means to be a communicator (see separate provocation on just that!). These resources are intended as a start; please feel free to add others in the comments that might help provoke student thinking and discussion.
Resource #1: How Miscommunication happens (& how to avoid it) by TED Ed
Resource #2: Tools of the Mind (intro video at top of page)
Resource #3: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
- What does it mean to communicate?
- What are different forms of communication?
- What are communication skills like?
- How does communication impact our lives? Our communities?
- What is our responsibility to communicate effectively?
- What is the connection between learning and communication?
- What is the connection between self-regulation and communication?
- What are the different perspectives of individuals in conversations?
- [if you also shared the provocation on being a communicator] What is the difference between communication skills and being a communicator?
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