Learners can demonstrate the oral and written communication skills required for Learning Outcomes 2 and 3 through simulation. They are not required to speak in a science workplace or to produce documents for actual use. However, learners must be given the opportunity to communicate in a realistic science workplace context, for example through the use of scenarios and role play.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Understand effective communication for science professionals.
Explain the principles of effective communication for science professionals in the workplace.
Describe effective methods for communicating with colleagues.
Outline effective practice for communicating about scientific concepts with those who are not science professionals.
Be able to use oral communication effectively in a science context.
Use appropriate forms of oral communication for different purposes in a science context, adjusting tone, register and language, as appropriate.
Apply relevant skills to communicate with different people, with varying levels of understanding of science.
Be able to use written communication effectively in a science context.
Select and use appropriate forms of written communication, including visual aids or diagrams, for different purposes.
Produce documents relating to science that
• are clearly and accurately presented,
• include correct scientific terminology
• are appropriate for the intended audience.