ERIC Number: ED406561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Oral Communication Stream. CGEA Information Sheet No. 4.
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
This information sheet describes Oral Communication, one of four streams or subject areas offered in the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) in Australia. The stream is organized around some purposes for which oral language is used in social life: active listening, practical purposes, and problem solving and exploring issues. Each module has three learning outcomes--one for each purpose. All the assessment for a learning outcome does not have to be met in the one task or activity. The underpinning knowledge is organized around aspects of the form of language used. Although the learning outcomes can be taught separately, the recommendation is to develop curriculum that integrates streams. Tasks used to assess oral communication must be authentic, culturally appropriate, purposeful and meaningful, and reflect outside practices specific to the needs and goals of individual adult learners. Methods can include teacher observation, peer evaluation, discussions, and group and peer work. A chart lists the four levels within the stream with corresponding assessment criteria for each of the three learning outcomes: active listening, oracy for practical purposes, and oracy for exploring issues and problem solving. Information is provided on reading the learning outcome details, including assessment criteria, content and underpinning knowledge, conditions of assessment, and assessment tasks. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Student Certification, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).