ERIC Number: ED045631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Inquiry into the Educational Potential of Non-Verbal Communication. Final and Interim Reports.
This document contains eight progress reports of a research project testing the assumption that communication at the nonverbal level affects a student's emotional involvement in the material he studies and this the learning process itself. The project attempted to establish the educational potential of nonverbal communication by measuring emotional responses of students (K-college) to stimuli (music, slides, sounds, color, light, film) with a polygraph and an instrument (the Encabulator) developed and tested specifically for the program. It simultaneously applied nonverbal communication techniques to a peer-teaching program for disadvantaged students. Some conclusions reached by the study were that (1) teaching via the arts, in combination with peer to peer techniques is effective in developing and improving spelling and reading programs; and (2) nonverbal communication techniques--which require no special training-- are particularly effective in motivating the disadvantaged and result in improved learning rates, consistent attendance, and improved classroom behavior. (DD)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Emotional Experience, Learning Processes, Measurement Instruments, Multisensory Learning, Nonverbal Communication, Nonverbal Learning, Peer Teaching, Polygraphs, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Visual Learning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Ocean Sciences Inst., Inc., Boca Raton.