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ERIC Number: ED031940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 234
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Instructional Communication.
Thompson, James J.
In learning to use the various media and methods of communication effectively, the teacher should begin with a definition of the process of communication itself. A review of some of the theories of instruction will allow an analysis of the components of teaching. Based on the knowledge gained about communication and education, a study of the concepts of systems as they apply to education can then be made. After examining the history, use, and criteria for selection of various teaching aids--graphics, films, photographs, instructional television, computer assisted instruction, and sound equipment--the teacher is ready to view the instructional system as a whole and examine various environmental facilities for their potential in aiding instruction. Skillful classroom communication requires that the teacher also be aware of the many channels of nonverbal communication which influence the educational process. The role of media specialists, now poorly defined, will become increasingly important and the scope of their work will be interlocking with that of the classroom teacher to further enhance the effective use of communication media. At the end of each chapter of this textbook there are questions, a reference list, and suggested additional readings. (JY)
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