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ERIC Number: ED082254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 13
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To Disturb the Sounds of Silence: Interpersonal Communication Behavioral Objectives.
Book, Cassandra L.
The study of interpersonal behavior can be of most benefit to the student if he is allowed to assist in the construction of individualized behavioral objectives. To implement this approach the student must first identify what he perceives to be his communication strengths and weaknesses. Next, the student identifies his goal in the form of behavioral objectives, stating explicitly what he would like to be doing when he achieves his skill, the mastery level he wishes to attain, and how the accomplishment will be measured at the end of the instructional program. Then, student and teacher design several activities to modify and develop communication behavior. The use of behavioral objectives allows the student to receive criticism of his interpersonal communication skills within an objective context and facilitates the writing of criterion by which students' performance may be measured. (Included are behavioral objectives dealing with self-disclosure, levels of communication, empathy, nonverbal communication of feelings, roles, defensive/ supportive communication, feedback, accuracy of communication, facework, hostility, and interpersonal communication breakdowns.) (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Assn. (Lexington, Ky., April 6, 1973)