This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - present ideas and information to a unfamiliar audience and environment that provoke interest and response; - reflect on and appraise the views of others; - participate actively and confidently in critical debate and discussion of ideas while responding to new and different communication situations, and; - investigate and evaluate creative and different ways of expressing and communicating ideas while making an opportunity pitch.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain different ways in which individuals receive and respond to ideas and information, and what influences their response; - identify the enabling skills and attributes of people needed to effectively discuss ideas; - describe the nature and role of risk taking in the presentation and debate of ideas; - explain the role of storytelling in communicating ideas and key storytelling techniques, and; - describe common techniques to tailor comments to particular audiences.

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