Use Verbal and Written Communication Skills in Engineering Settings: Communications Engineering Assignment, UoB, UK
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Task-2 Guide LA B: Be able to use verbal and written communication skills in engineering settings
task-2 Writing, Talking, and Listening (P4, P5, M1, D1). P4 – Learners should be able to communicate information effectively in written work – P5 – Learners should be able to communicate information effectively using verbal methods A portfolio of evidence containing examples of note-taking, writing styles, use of diary/logbook, and use of graphical presentation techniques.
Learners should also be able to use written (P4) and verbal (P5) communication methods. The written work must include evidence of note-taking, the ability to use a specific writing style, proofread and amend the text, use a diary/logbook and use graphical presentation techniques. The use of verbal methods (P5) will require learners to demonstrate speaking and listening skills and an understanding of the impact and use of appropriate body language.
M1 -Learners should be able to evaluate a written communication method and identify ways in which it could be improved (M1). Whatever evidence you have collected for P4 i.e The written work must include evidence of note-taking, the ability to use a specific writing style, proofread and amend the text, use a diary/logbook and use graphical presentation techniques. This piece of work of yours or your peer you have to evaluate and identify in which way it could be improved. Write an evaluation to achieve M1 D1-Learners should be able to justify their choice of a specific communication method and the reasons for not using a possible alternative (D1).
This could be any communication method that the learner has chosen to use (for example drawings, written, verbal). Write your justification for the specific communication you chose. Task3 Guide LAO C: Be able to obtain and use engineering information
task 3 Finding and Using Information (P6, M2) P6 will be assessed using any structured activity that requires learners to identify and use appropriate information sources to solve an engineering task. It is essential that the information comes from both computer-based and non-computer-based sources. The evidence for this criterion could be as simple as suitably referenced work (a bibliography would not be sufficient). However, it would be preferable to have a record of the original source and a hard copy annotated to show the information identified and used for the task (or at least an example of this process). In addition, learners will need to be able to review the information sources obtained to solve an engineering task and explain why some sources have been used but others rejected (M2).
This criterion is about reflection and the need to carefully consider, measure, and express the value (or not) of other people’s work as a source of information. Learners need to have identified both non-computer-based and computer-based information sources for P6 and it is this material that they should be reviewing for M2. Achievement might well be implicit if the task undertaken for P6 has reached a satisfactory solution. However, the expected evidence for this criterion would be a copy of the source material used, suitably annotated to explain its value or why it has been rejected.