Interpersonal Communication and 21st Century Skills

Report
Interpersonal Communication
and 21st Century Skills
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Now…
Now…
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Interpersonal Communication
IS NOT:
IS:
One-way communication
Two-way exchange
Memorized (dialogues)
Spontaneous
(and unpredictable)
Only asking (all) the questions
Helping each other
Strict turn taking
Following-up and reacting; maintaining the
conversation
Ignoring your partner; waiting to say
something
Indicating interest: interactive body language;
eye contact
Overly concerned about accuracy
Focusing on the message
Giving up when you don’t understand
If communication fails/falters, asking for
clarification
The active negotiation of meaning among
individuals.
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Participants
observe and
monitor one
another to see
how their
intentions and
meanings are
being
communicated.
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Adjustments
and
clarifications
can be made
accordingly.
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Participants need to initiate, maintain, and sustain the
conversation
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It’s your turn…
http://www.actfl.org/files/21stCenturySkillsMap/p21_worldlanguagesmap.pdf
•Verbal and written
communication skills
•Honesty and integrity
•Interpersonal skills
•Teamwork skills
•Strong work ethic
•Motivation and initiative
•Flexibility and
adaptability
•Computer skills
•Analytical skills
•Organizational skills
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Theme: Student Life
Unit Enduring Understanding
Middle School and High school
students across the world share
some common school experiences,
although differences exist due to
culture.
Unit Essential Questions
•What is my middle school/high
school experience?
•What is middle school/high school
like for students in other cultures?
•What do we have in common?
What are our differences?
Performance Task:
Students will attend a “Welcome
Party” for the new Foreign
Exchange students being held at
their school and find the person
who has the MOST in common with
themselves. They will then
introduce that person to another
student.
NOVICE:
WL.K12.NM.3.1: Introduce self and others using basic, culturally-appropriate greetings.
WL.K12.NH.3.2 Exchange information about familiar tasks, topics, and activities, including
personal information.
WL.K12.NH.3.3: Exchange information using simple language about personal preferences,
needs, and feelings.
WL.K12.NH.3.4: Ask and answer a variety of questions about personal information.
INTERMEDIATE
WL.K12.IM.3.1: Express views and effectively engage in conversations on a variety of
familiar topics.
WL.K12.IM.3.2: Ask and answer questions on familiar topics to clarify information and
sustain a conversation.
WL.K12.IM.3.3: Express personal views and opinions on a variety of topics.
PRE-ADVANCED/ADVANCED:
WL.K12.IH.3.2: Sustain a conversation in uncomplicated situations on a variety of topics.
WL.K12.IH.3.3: Express degrees of emotion and respond appropriately to the feelings and
emotions of others.
WL.K12.IH.3.4: Exchange detailed information related to areas of mutual interest including
careers of choice, job opportunities, etc.
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Knowledge and Skills Needed:
(What cultural and content
knowledge (vocabulary and
structures) do the students
need to complete their task?
(dependent on your Proficiency
Level/Standards)
How will students prepare for
this task? What interpersonal
communicative activities
would lead up to this task?
Web 2.0 Tool for Interpersonal Communication
Paul Sandrock, ACTFL “Assessing Language Performance, Engaging Learners in
Interpersonal Communication
http://startalk.umd.edu/2011/meetings/NFPE/post/presentations/AssessingLanguagePerformanceInterpersonalCommunication.pdf
FLENJ - Consortium for Assessing Performance Standards Rubrics
http://flenj.org/CAPS/?page=147
ACTFL , World Languages 21st Century Skills Map
http://www.actfl.org/files/21stCenturySkillsMap/p21_worldlanguagesmap.pdf

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