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Communication

Definition

Communication involves receiving and expressing meaning (e.g., through reading and writing, viewing and creating, listening and speaking) in different contexts and with different audiences and purposes. Effective communication increasingly involves understanding local and global perspectives and societal and cultural contexts, and using a variety of media appropriately, responsibly, safely, and with a view to creating a positive digital footprint.

Student Descriptors

  • Students communicate effectively in different contexts, orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
  • Students communicate using the appropriate digital tools, taking care to create a positive digital footprint.
  • Students ask effective questions to acquire knowledge; listen to all points of view and ensure that those views are heard; voice their own opinions; and advocate for ideas.
  • Students learn about a variety of languages, including Indigenous languages, and understand the cultural importance of language.