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ERIC Number: ED097745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 23
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Teaching Interpersonal Communication.
Heiman, Hazel
North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association Bulletin, v2 n2 p7-29 Winter 1973-74
Interpersonal communication is a complex study of speaking and listening, and of verbally and nonverbally interacting with human beings in a one-to-one basis, in a small group, or within a large group or crowd. It is a new approach to teaching the skills of conversation, group discussion, and public speaking. An outline for teaching an interpersonal communication course to high school students is presented in this article. The goals of this course are (1) to create an awareness of communication barriers within oneself and within and between others, (2) to create an understanding and appreciation of self and others, and (3) to provide self-confidence so that individuals will be less hesitant to express themselves in all speaking situations. The course is divided into seven units: knowing and trusting each other, the sharing of selves, trust, communication theory, verbal symbols, nonverbal communication, and listening. Numerous activities are given for each unit. A bibliography concludes the article. (TO)
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