Effective Communicators

Effective Communicators

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS

  • articulate thoughts clearly;

  • demonstrate an understanding of their audience;

  • take responsibility for their message;

  • demonstrate the ability to listen actively; and

  • use a variety of communication skills.

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS WHO:

  • exercise leadership;
  • work effectively with others in diverse settings;
  • resolve conflicts productively and peacfully;
  • demonstrate a sense of civic awareness;
  • contribute responsibly to the community.

CRITICAL THINKERS WHO:

  • distinguish between facts and opinion;
  • construct and recognize the structure of arguments;
  • define, analyze, and solve problems;
  • organize and analyze materials and data;
  • integrate information and see relationships;
  • evaluate information by drawing inferences and arriving at reasonable conclusions;
  • apply understanding and knowledge to new and different problems;
  • remain open to new information, methods, values and beliefs.

TECHNOLOGICALLY LITERATE INDIVIDUALS WHO:

  • demonstrate basic technology skills;
  • apply technology ethically and productively;
  • communicate using technology;
  • conduct research using technology; and
  • use technology to enhance critical thinking.

TOLERANT INDIVIDUALS WHO:

  • respect themselves and others;
  • understand and appreciate the diversity and interdependence of all people;
  • deal effectively with conflict caused by diversity of opinions and beliefs;
  • respect the role of gender, religion, culture and ethnicity in the world.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS WHO:

  • articulate thoughts clearly;
  • demonstrate an understanding of their audience;
  • take responsibility for their message;
  • demonstrate the ability to listen actively; and
  • use a variety of communication skills.

LIFE-LONG LEARNERS WHO:

  • demonstrate intellectual curiosity;
  • are self-directed;
  • integrate and apply what they learn to improve their own lives;
  • understand the value of continuous learning;
  • reflect on and evaluate their learning for the purpose of self improvement; and
  • use a range of learning strategies and time management skills to enhance learning.