ERIC Number: ED255952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Liberal Arts and Teacher Education.
Cooper, Pamela J.
Since the essence of teaching is communication, one of the core areas of the liberal arts component of teacher education should be speech communication. Teachers need oral communication skills to effectively facilitate learning, manage the classroom, and make professional decisions. A course designed to be both theoretical and practical--providing an understanding of communication principles and practice in applying those principles--can develop in teachers an understanding of the communication process in the classroom, a greater awareness of the impact of their communication on students, and a variety of communication skills applicable to the classroom. Units to be covered could include (1) human communication in the education environment, (2) interpersonal communication in the classroom, (3) listening, (4) nonverbal communication in the classroom, (5) information dispensing in the classroom, (6) leading classroom discussions, (7) small group communication in the classroom, (8) communicative reading in the classroom, (9) teacher influence in the classroom, (10) communication barriers in the classroom, and (11) systematic observation in the classroom. (The paper includes a course outline as well as sample activities for each unit.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Indianapolis, IN, April 4-6, 1985).