Teaching communication skills

A letter from our July edition.

While the British Psychological Society stipulates that graduates should be able to ‘communicate ideas and research findings by written, oral and visual means’, I have noticed the absence of any form of specialised writing or communication classes in curricula. In the US, by contrast, writing classes in particular are commonly included in undergraduate courses, and that could well be one of the key differences between the two countries’ programmes.

So, maybe one thing we could work on

 

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