Tharwat M. EL-Sakran, David L. Prescott

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This study intends to fill in a gap through attempting to make available to readers and educators in the field of teaching English communication skills at tertiary level information on poster design, defense and assessment. This information is based on practical applications of the use of poster presentations by engineering students in a professional communication course for junior year engineers where there is a substantial focus on poster design, poster rhetorical structure, use of visuals, managing the presentation; coordination between team members, transition from one member into another, and written and oral communication skills. The poster presentation can be viewed as a pedagogical tool and as having considerable agency in promoting and enhancing students’ professional communication skills and meta-cognitive capacity. It places emphasis on team-role behaviors, giving credence to personal, inter-personal and team learning.

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