ERIC Number: ED064925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Teaching Communication to Indian Educators.
Julien, Daniel J.; Monsma, John W.
A course on communication in the classroom was designed as part of a program to bring education courses, taught by regular university faculty, to Indian reservations, making it possible for an Indian student to continue working while taking courses and to complete his degree in five years. This paper describes the objectives and philosophy of the communication course, the criteria used for student evaluations and the procedures used for teaching the course. Specific objectives for each class are outlined; they include generating an atmosphere of informality, demonstrating that communication is a team process, and explicit instruction in using teaching techniques and aids. Examples of classroom activities for each of the sessions are detailed: human bingo, communication cycle, small group interaction, team building, questioning strategy, central idea and audience analysis, listening, informative speaking, discussion, nonverbal communication, visual aids, library and oral interpretation, persuasion, interviewing, and microteaching. The procedure of each activity, what processes students went through and learned about, and an evaluation of the activity are provided. A final section discusses the results of the course and concludes that it is a successfully way to teach classroom communication to Indians. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
Note: Paper presented at the International Communications Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-22, 1972)