ERIC Number: ED261638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Why Many College Teachers Cannot Lecture: How to Avoid Communication Breakdown in the Classroom.
Penner, Jon G.
Ways to prepare and present lectures that hold college students' attention and involve them in the teaching-learning process are discussed. Attention is focused on linguistic, rhetorical, and psychological aspects of classroom communication; common communication problems in the classroom; and how to overcome and avoid communication problems. Teacher preparation and inservice training programs for developing communication skills are also discussed. Specific considerations include: the way that traditional communication models can be adapted to the teaching situation; the inadequacy of teaching methods courses and training in communication skills in teacher preparation programs; the need for supervision of practice teaching; preservice and inservice training opportunities, including graduate assistantships, and summer schools for lecturers; proper use of personality in teaching; teaching methods and how they affect classroom communication; research on the lecture method; planning and organizing the lecture, including outlines, deductive and inductive arrangements, and the organization of discussions; interest and attention in the classroom; delivering the lecture; avoiding language barriers; types of motivational appeals; and student listening skills and feedback. (SW)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Faculty, College Instruction, Communication Problems, Feedback, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Motivation, Lecture Method, Listening Skills, Models, Personality Traits, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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