Oral communication across the curriculum

Citation data:

CONFERENCE: Conference on University Education in Natural Resources

Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 42

Publication Year:
2004
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https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/42; https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/5thBiennial/Sessions/20
Author(s):
Peasley, Neville; Needham, Ted; Daugharty, David
Tags:
Education; Life Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
article description
The Forest Engineering Program at the University of New Brunswick recently identified excellent formal oral communication as a requirement for student graduation. However it recognized that there was no formal instruction being implemented to promote learning and ensure student success. In the past, students learned effective oral communication skills through osmosis, unstructured observation of others and a few organized opportunities to make in class presentations. Feedback on their performance was given summatively and little or no formative feedback was ever provided.