21st century learning design: Course 3 - skilled communication


Skilled communication in the 21st century learning refers to the ability of individuals to communicate clearly, using oral, written, and non-verbal languages. Society now requires that everyone has these abilities, because the demands of social relations and the global economy call for a much more diverse set of communication skills. This course introduces the concept of skilled communication and supports teachers to design learning activities where young people can develop this important skill.

Learning objectives

To frame and answer the following questions:

  • What are the big ideas in skilled communication?
  • What does extended-communication or multi-modal communication mean?
  • What does supporting evidence mean?
  • How can you design communication for a particular audience?


Module 1: Overview - What is Skilled Communication?

Module 2: The Big Ideas in Skilled Communication

Module 3: The Skilled Communication Rubric and Decision Tree

Module 4: Examining anchor lessons

Module 5: Skilled communication in action

Module 6: Skilled communication in action in your classroom




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