ERIC Number: ED217512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Using a Laboratory to Develop Interpersonal Communication Skills.
Strong, John R.
Noting that communication skills are important for the processing of understanding between individuals and within the individual, this paper describes a principle and skill approach to understanding the processes of communication as background for teaching a number of skills used in interpersonal communication. The skills discussed in the paper are (1) creation of meaning, (2) separation of worlds, (3) verification feedback, (4) listening skills, (5) speaking skills, (6) relationship assessment, (7) assessing states-of-being, (8) intrapersonal dimensions of being assessment, (9) relationship resolution, (10) conflict resolution, and (11) sense of timing. In addition to a description of each skill, the paper discusses the influence of the skill function on interaction and provides a structured laboratory exercise designed to develop the skill. The paper concludes that speech communication teachers can have an added influence on the quality of human life through the use of laboratory experience for communication skill development. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpersonal Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (32nd, Boston, MA, May 2-5, 1982).