The Importance Of Spoken And Written Communication

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Language is crucial to the development of relationships and a sense of being and belonging to a culture. Spoken and written communication is used to live and learn in a variety of contexts and is influenced by adopting and developing a dynamic language register/code to achieve oral language competency by assessing the level of interaction required by the listener/reader and critically evaluate before responding (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, pp. 34-36); deciding whether information is transitory or permanent and whether context is created or explicitly stated. Further, language without context has no meaning, so listeners often use visual cues, including hand and body language and facial expression to make meaning and convey emotion, for example…show more content…
facebook, email • Home work/projects • Narrative/diary entry• • • Shopping lists • Instructions/directions • Notes, cards, letters • Text messaging, social media, i.e. facebook, email Speaking and writing within an educational context It is within the school community that educators play a pivotal role in developing a literate society. All students can benefit from schools using an inclusive ‘elaborated code’ especially marginalised students. It is imperative that educators encourage students to enter the classroom discourse without fear, lack of self-worth and ready to bridge the gap between home and school Discourse (Campbell & Green, 2006, p. 5). For many primary school students who are learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), the educator can play a pivotal role in developing a literate classroom, regardless of the cultural background by strengthening the student-teacher and teacher-students-parent relationships and providing opportunities for EAL/D students to use their home language and exposing English speaking students to range of languages in the…show more content…
Students use digital technology to be content creators, which has a positive effect on student engagement, motivation, and meaningful outcomes for students (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2014). Digital technologies provide the opportunity for students with differing learning needs to participate in and contribute to classroom activities, extending learning outcomes and achievement for minority students. Together, guided by students’ expertise, educators must meet the demands of the twenty-first-century learner by developing and embedding multiliteracies into pedagogy (Campbell & Green, 2006, p.
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