NPDL Communication

Learning Progressions

Leveraging Digital


Communicating effectively with a variety of styles, modes, and tools (including digital tools), tailored for a range of audiences.
Limited Evidence
  • Learners struggle with incoherence and restrict communication to one mode
  • Learners struggle to tailor a message to a particular audience
  • Learners have difficulty in communicating the findings and expectations of their tasks
  • Communication is not woven, coherent or substantive
  • Learners use little/no conscious reflection in their communication
  • Learners do not exhibit the use of Communication protocols
  • Learners make reasonable sense and use more than one mode of communication
  • With guidance, learners can begin to select context, communication style, language and modes to tailor their communication
  • Learners 'message reflects different elements of thinking and is more coherent using more than one mode of communication
  • Learners are starting to establish and follow good communication protocols
  • Learners reflect on their communication process what worked and what didn't
  • Learners understand, select and use a range of communication modes and tools to produce coherent communication (connected ideas)
  • Learners have a developing understanding of the different types of audiences they need to reach
  • Learners display good skills in producing and delivering a message for a particular audience designing for understanding, relevance and meaning
  • Learners integrate multiple issues, components, arguments and perspectives into their content, making communication more substantive through analysing, synthesising and integrating multiple ideas into a whole
  • Learners are developing ability to monitor, manage, and improve their communication
  • Learners are becoming skilled at choosing a range of communication modes and tools to deliver a coherent message
  • Learners understand and can tailor message and tools to a range of audiences so the message is heard and adds value
  • Learners seek feedback and alter and tailor their communication
  • Learners use multiple strategies and diverse threads for information to formulate important messages and connect with audiences
  • Learners are skilled at monitoring, managing and reflecting on their communication, can anticipate challenges/risks, and/or find ways to improve the team’s functioning
  • Learners are highly skilled at articulating and delivering a connected and coherent message with smart choices of communication modes and tools
  • Learners are skilled at identifying what excites, motivates/worries particular audiences and how to engage/challenge others to think and act differently
  • Learners know the big idea, how to synthesise a coherent message by skilfully blending surprise, intrigue, fact, humour and practical elements being able to hook and retain an audience's attention and deliver a clear and compelling call to action
  • Teams are highly skilled and reflective communicators who proactively monitor their messages from multiple perspectives and are able to identify powerful ways to strengthen its impact

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