ERIC Number: ED282340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-23
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)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Language Styles, Motivation Techniques, Personal Narratives, Persuasive Discourse, Verbal Ability
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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).