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Teaching students that communication is a two-way street

Education Dive – Helen Lee Bouygues

“Dr. Stephens hopes students who take her Organizational Communication courses learn questioning and listening skills. “I want to teach my students that having a communication background can help them navigate just about any organizational situation,” Dr. Stephens explained. “Things are not laid out cleanly for them, and they’re going to have to use their asking and answering skills. And it’s my hope that it empowers them to be good at no matter what they choose to do.” In the course, Courtney developed her listening skills. “Listening is even more important than getting your message out because it enables you to really tailor and customize your message,” Courtney said.” (more)

Column: Why you should invest in learning a foreign language

Maneater – Kyleigh Polston

“Communication and strong relationships with others shouldn’t be just another class to cross off your list of requirements — it should be worth putting your efforts into learning a new language. These days, employers are becoming more and more inclined to hire workers that can speak multiple languages. It could be the deciding factor between two otherwise equally skilled individuals. ” (more)

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University. ” (more)

Communication critical when introducing competency-based models

Education Dive – Amelia Harper

“Organizations such as the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) are pushing for a movement toward broad educational reforms, such as competency-based education, with assessment of mastered skills or proficiencies replacing traditional A-F grading systems, according to a column in The Hechinger Report.” (more)

Communication skills benefit from the great outdoors

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Conversations are more responsive in natural environments such as parks and gardens than indoors, finds new research by the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. The researchers recorded conversations between three- and four-year-old children and their parents while they explored a city park and the park’s indoor education centre and found that the conversations in the park were more responsive and connected compared to those recorded indoors.” (more)

Why students need more ‘math talk’

The Conversation – Matthew Campbell and Johnna Bolyard

“For some educators and researchers, learning math means coming to know and use terms and procedures in order to quickly solve problems. Others may prioritize learning the range of ways to solve a given problem. Others, still, point to the value of skills to solve problems that may come up in “the real world.” Those are all important aspects of mathematical proficiency, but we believe that learning to communicate about the subject is an equally important goal.” (more)