ERIC Number: ED228203
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Publication Date: 1982
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Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Developing Effective Communication in the Classroom.
Torres, Cresencio; Katz, Judy H.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method that teachers can use to increase their communication effectiveness by matching their communication patterns with those of their students. The basic premise of NLP is that people operate and make sense of their experience through information received from the world around them. This information is filtered through their sensory systems, producing an internal response which is communicated to others through language. There is a pattern to each person's communication because each has a predominant sense through which he experiences and remembers things. These major input channels are the visual, the auditory, and the kinesthetic senses. People either see (visual) pictures or have images of their experiences, or they hear (auditory) sounds and talk about their experiences, or they experience (kinesthetic) and have feelings about their experiences. By looking at the "predicates" (words made up of verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) students use, teachers can decide which major representational system the student uses to communicate with. The teacher, having done this for himself and the student, can open up lines of communication by speaking in the same mode. NLP is also effective for classroom use because once the teacher has become aware of the predicates used in all patterns he can make an effort to explain in all modes. (JM)
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