• Students speak and write with clarity, listen actively, and read with comprehension. They know their audience, understand the purpose, choose precise language, and when appropriate, incorporate media to enhance ideas.

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    • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
    • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions.
    • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade).
    • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact.
    • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual).
    • Digitally literate (effective communicator)
    • Demonstrate understanding of others’ perspectives and needs.
    • Listen with an open mind to understand others’ situations.
    • Learn from and work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts.
    • Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak.
    • Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner.
    • Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds.
    • Leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work.

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