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ERIC Number: ED053537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 311
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Communication and the Schools.
Bending, C. W.
A review of the models of communication suggests that the most complex model, in which a hearer is constantly bombarded by stimuli and must form his own interpretation of them, is most adequate. In the schools communication is often impeded because a teacher does not fully explain his meaning to the students. Such is the case even in so elementary an example as when a teacher says "elm," and the child, who has no conception of an elm, pictures any kind of tree he can think of. A well-planned, thorough use of audiovisual aids can alleviate this problem by showing precisely what the teacher has in mind. Discussions of the use of interpretive aids (chalkboards, overhead projectors, etc.), recorded speech, television, and sound film illustrate this thesis. Criteria which the teacher should keep in mind in choosing audiovisual aids are a main focus of the discussion. A secondary thesis is that the "discovery" method of instruction will not work unless the situation is sufficiently structured so that students have a good idea of what they are to "discover." (JK)
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