This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in spoken discussions in order to function in community, work and further-study contexts. The discussion should be on one issue or topic of relevance to the learners. Participants in the discussion need to present their points of view on the issue/topic and substantiate their views with supporting arguments and agree or disagree with the viewpoints expressed by other speakers.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must ensure that sufficient evidence is collected so that all aspects of competency have been demonstrated repeatedly. A minimum of two pieces of evidence for each learning outcome are required to ensure that the learners are able to comprehend or produce the language defined by the learning outcomes. This evidence can be collected through formative or summative assessment. However, if ongoing assessment is to be conducted with successful formative performances providing one piece of evidence, learners should be informed of this process at the beginning of the course. Methods of gathering evidence may include: - verbal and/or written questioning - audio and/or video recordings to assess performance - observation by classroom teacher - checklists - discussions

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