ERIC Number: ED228184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
A Course in Classroom Communication with a Focus on Facilitating Group Interaction.
Book, Cassandra L.
A classroom communication course combines both the study of communication variables in the classroom and the opportunity for students to practice some communication skills they might use as classroom teachers. The course has three major objectives. In seminar style, the students and teacher together will identify questions worth exploring in the area of classroom communication. Reading the textbooks and additional related readings, the participants will be prepared to contribute to classroom discussion. A second objective of the course is for students to experience classroom management by conducting creative instructional sessions. The third goal of the course is for students to observe classrooms first-hand by either tutoring or researching in them. These objectives are reached through four assignments: daily class participation, a final take-home essay exam, small group presentations, and an individual project involving observation. Included in this paper, which describes the course, are 10 lesson plans for the semester, based on a 3-hour class period. These lesson plans contain such things as: suggested audiovisual aids (particularly ideotapes, movies, and slide presentations), sample discussion questions, group projects, and a final examination. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 24, 1983.)