ERIC Number: ED185614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Organizing and Implementing an Oral Communication Competency Workshop.
In view of recent public demands for the establishment of minimum competency standards in a number of areas, including oral communication skills, and in view of classroom teachers' frequently inadequate training in speech communication, speech communication teachers have the responsibility of organizing and implementing oral communication competency inservice workshops for teachers and administrators in their districts. Speech communication teachers have the training both to assist educational administrators in functioning as group leaders and to assist teachers in developing more effective interactional skills. In organizing oral communication competency workshops, speech communication teachers should first identify potential areas of inservice training, after which they should explore and use whatever avenues seem most effective in setting up opportunities for workshops. In implementing workshops, teachers should keep in mind six general guidelines: begin with a specified and clearly stated objective, establish a time line, use a warm-up activity, provide for continuing resources, plan resources carefully, and provide for evaluation. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979).