Thinking & Communicating With Clarity & Precision
Expressing ideas clearly and accurately is essential for success, not only in school, but also in the workforce. After completing their toy project, CAD Crafts students will explain their toys to fellow students. They will describe what their toy is, reflect on what inspired them to make the toy, and explain the methods they used to create the toy (including what software they used & how they used the software). Students will explain their designs and methods through any media they choose—skit, demonstration, slide show, instruction book, etc.—so long as their explanation clearly conveys their project in a way that someone else could follow their methods and recreate their toy. By describing their design methodology, students will practice presentation and communication skills.
Intelligent people strive to communicate accurately in both written and oral form, taking care to use precise language; defining terms; and using correct names, labels, and analogies. They strive to avoid overgeneralizations, deletions, and distortions. Instead, they support their statements with explanations, comparisons, quantification, and evidence.
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind Edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick Chapter 2. Describing the Habits of Mind by Arthur L. Costa