ERIC Number: ED270832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Criteria for Evaluating Curriculum Materials Which Use Referential Communication Activities to Teach Speaking and Listening Skills. Working Paper No. 273.
Dickson, W. Patrick; Patterson, Janice H.
Drawing from recent research, this paper focuses on communication games and activities that can be used to teach speaking and listening skills ("referential communication skills"). Following a brief review of the research, the paper offers a set of eight criteria for evaluating curriculum materials intended to teach speaking and listening, and applies these criteria to existing materials that make use of communication activities. The paper then describes activities that have been used in research and that appear to have potential as educational activities: picture choosing, placing in an array, map directions, and model building. Appendixes contain a six-page list of references, suggestions for the development of additional curriculum materials for teaching speaking and listening and a discussion of other evaluation criteria. (FL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Activities, Listening Skills, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.
Note: Report from the Project on Studies in Language: Reading and Communication.