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ERIC Number: ED282340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-23
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Communication Design: Getting Your Point Across.
Setterstedt-Jarrett, Lynn M.
This narrative recommends a communication design for educators to use during a variety of interactions. The strategy consists of nine components: (1) greeting/introduction (the speaker's introductory remarks should establish physical comfort, a pleasant feeling, and a professional tone); (2) anticipatory set (establishing a mind set for content to be covered draws on the participant's experience, relates to the interaction's purpose, and involves the participant); (3) objective (the outcome for the participant should be stated in understandable words and expectations for the participant's later accountability should be made known in nonthreatening terms); (4) purpose (the participant should be told why the information is important); (5) input (to achieve objectives, the speaker must impart information necessary for the participant's knowledge); (6) check for understanding (activities and/or questions concerning input should occur at regular intervals); (7) modeling (the speaker should provide a correct understanding of the content and explain why the model meets the criteria); (8) guided practice (if possible, the speaker should ask the participant to demonstrate understanding of the content); (9) closure (to ensure reinforcement, the participant should summarize information as related to the objective and engage in an observable behavior). Appendices provide sample scripts of the communication design. (CJH)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, February 20-23, 1987).