Embedded in the Communication competency are the skills of speaking, listening, writing, reading, body language, foreign languages.
Pupils in all areas of the formal curriculum are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their communication skills. For school children this competency represnts the most 'taught' of the six competencies. As such then, the Communiucation Competency is the most 'common sense' of the six and appears to pupils as the least innovative or 'different'.
The value of including Communication as a competency is the opportunity it provides for educators to separate communication as a skill from the content/meaning of the communication itself.