ERIC Number: ED206023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
A Three Phase Approach to Teaching and Learning Principles and Skills in Human Communication.
Strong, John R.
Noting that while individuals need opportunities to develop cognitive and symbolic understanding of communication principles and skills, this paper argues that they also need to develop an experiential understanding in order to use those principles and skills in building and enhancing relationships. To accomplish this, the paper offers a three-phase approach for use in teaching and learning principles and skills in interpersonal communication. The paper then discusses each phase of the approach, which includes (1) an awareness phase, in which understanding of principles and skills is to be achieved on a cognitive/symbolic level; (2) an assimilation phase, in which understanding of the principles and skills is at an experiential/feeling level; and (3) an application phase, in which understanding is at both the cognitive/symbolic and the experiential/feeling level. In addition, the paper provides a list of ways to facilitate each level of learning. The paper then defines human communication and discusses four principles and skills that help clarify the communication process. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpersonal Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (31st, Minneapolis, MN, May 21-25, 1981).