Sharpen Your Oral Communication Skills!

In this exercise, students will learn about the elements and criteria that define successful oral presentations. Using a “rubric” or assessment guide, students will evaluate a short example student presentation. In the process, students will review and reflect on what is required for effective oral communication, so that they can use that knowledge to improve their own skills and future performance.

Featured in: Lessons in Conservation: Student Learning Issue

See also:
Why is Biodiversity Important? An Oral Communication Exercise
Selecting Areas for Conservation: An Oral Communication Exercise

Theme: Communicating and Teaching Science

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: communication, assessment, tools

Components: 4

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Exercise: Sharpen Your Oral Communication Skills!

Author: E. Sterling, R. Burks, J. Linder, T. Langen, D. Fernandez, D. Ruby, N. Bynum, A. Bravo, A. Porzecanski

   

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Presentation: Rubrics 101 and Oral Communication Tips

Author: E. Sterling, R. Burks, J. Linder, T. Langen, D. Fernandez, D. Ruby, N. Bynum, A. Bravo, A. Porzecanski

Teaching Notes: Content and Confidence Assessments for Oral Communication Exercises on the Importance of Biodiversity

Author: E. Sterling, R. Burks, J. Linder, T. Langen, D. Fernandez, D. Ruby, N. Bynum, A. Bravo, A. Porzecanski

Solutions: Sharpen Your Oral Communication Skills!

Author: E. Sterling, R. Burks, J. Linder, T. Langen, D. Fernandez, D. Ruby, N. Bynum, A. Bravo, A. Porzecanski


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When deciding on what oral presentation video to show to students, I reviewed the suggested Student Conference on Conservation Science award winner videos found here (https://amnh.org/sccsny). I liked the 2017 winner as an example of a young woman who spoke with great expression and clarity about wolf disease in Yellowstone and the 2016 winner of a young man also with good technique and an easier topic to understand for the undergraduate students (using drones to study marine mammals).Barbara Watts, 1/9/2019