Posted on Friday 21 November 2014 by banquet
These competencies — known as 21st-century skills — are summed up as the “4Cs”).
They include the following:
Students are able to work effectively with diverse groups and exercise flexibility in making compromises to achieve common goals.
Students are able to generate and improve on original ideas and also work creatively with others.
Students are able to communicate effectively across multiple media and for various purposes.
Students are able to analyze, evaluate, and understand complex systems and apply strategies to solve problems.
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Posted on Wednesday 11 June 2014 by banquet
“Stand and Deliver”
Topic is chosen – timekeeper selects adjective and noun or short phrase
(maybe contributed to by other speakers in group)
Speaker stands up, ready to be given topic by timekeeper
Once topic is given, speaker has 15 seconds to think of an outline, then has 60 seconds to speak.
Timekeeper ‘tings’ when time is up and speaker stops.
Feedback : first comment is general and positive (pick out one good thing),
1-3 comments of improvement/to work on,
finish feedback with 1-3 positive comments and encouragements for future.
Connect with the audience – smile, speak their language on a topic they can relate to
Careful with “throat clearing” activities just before you start speaking, eg. um…, well…, fiddling with papers, not looking calm and collected
Connect the ideas within your talk
Give details, be specific – think 5 Senses
Inject gentle joy and humour
Hold out your book (in one hand, if possible) so the top of it is below the level of your chin
Relax, smile, and use some eye contact
No affectation or pommie/plummie accent
Be slow and purposeful
Open your mouth, use your lips
“nice round vowel sounds”
Use phrasing to help meaning
Project your voice from back of throat
“superb sage sausages searing in the sizzling seas”
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Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2009 by banquet
… I think that emails are not the best way to disagree with or to correct someone.
Old fashioned telephones or face-to-face conversations are better. Then intonations and gestures (the para-language cues) give more information – and less chance of hurt or misunderstanding.
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