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ERIC Number: ED141695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing the Teaching of Communication Skills to the Student Professional.
Moy, Caryl T.
Individualized instruction in the teaching of communication skills to the beginning professional places emphasis on communication in the helping professions, but encourages skills to be used where applicable in personal relationships. Individualized instruction by the teacher is made possible through the use of cassette tapes turned in each week by students demonstrating specific communication skills as outlined in "Alive and Aware" by Nunnally, Miller and Wackerman, 1976. The instructor listens to each student's tape then tapes a personal response to the student's demonstration. Positive and/or negative feedback on particular communicating skills are thus possible. The individual response models an "I count, you count" stance, and is an effective way to personalize the relationship between student and instructor. The time of listening and responding to tapes and the mechanics of student taping are considered, but the opportunity for spontaneity and individual response which cassette tapes offer are worthwhile. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Due to marginal legibility, pages l and 2 have been removed; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Family Relations (October 19-23, 1976, New York, N.Y.)