ERIC Number: ED149587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Pedagogie et Communication (Pedagogy and Communication). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1971.
This paper reviews the traditional relationship established between teaching and learning, in which teaching and teachers' concerns take focus. The maintenance of this hierarchical relationshp has resulted in a communication breakdown between educators and students, and a situation into which students have little or no input in terms of changing or improving teaching methods, schedules, or curriculum. Two solutions to the communication breakdown are discussed. One is based on Lasswell's "Five W" system, built around asking "who,""what,""to whom,""how," and "to what end" in the teaching situation. The system is an attempt to isolate the parameters of the communication process. The second solution is based on a triangular model of communication proposed by Schaeffer. Each of Lasswell's five questions is discussed in detail, and two general conclusions are drawn: (1) if the teaching field is going to be truly a crossroad of approaches, the rivalry between branches of the field must cease; and (2) the monopoly given to the teacher must be broken, and more attention must be paid to the recipients of education. (CLK)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classroom Communication, Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language), Interaction, Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Learning, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In French