IB CP: Effective Communication Unit: A Fun and Beneficial Learning Experience!
Our Grade 11 IB CP students recently participated in a highly beneficial unit on Effective Communication as part of the IB Career-Related Programme. Students developed essential communication skills through engaging activities and real-life scenarios, leaving the unit feeling more confident in communicating effectively.
The students found the unit to be both enjoyable and beneficial. They could participate in various fun and challenging learning activities, such as debates and group discussions, which helped them develop their communication skills. Throughout the unit, students developed their understanding of the importance of clear and effective communication in both personal and professional settings. Students also explored overcoming common communication barriers, such as cultural differences and misunderstandings, which they found particularly useful.
The communication unit allowed me to deepen my knowledge of communication skills further and has allowed me to improve my relationships in and out of school. I now also have a full understanding of the variety of forms of communication.
The most exciting aspect of the unit was the opportunity for students to practice their newfound communication skills in real-life scenarios. They had the chance to develop and deliver persuasive speeches, create compelling presentations, and participate in role-play scenarios to resolve conflicts.
The unit's final task had students develop their resumes and apply for a fictitious job as a marketing intern. The students needed to write cover letters to submit with their resumes and then undertake a job interview.
I got a better insight into the different types of communication. As well as this, I found it very practical.
Our students found the Effective Communication unit a valuable and fun learning experience. Now the unit has concluded, students now feel more confident in their ability to communicate effectively in any situation and are excited to apply their new skills in their future careers and personal lives.